The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots
JHU Press, 2001 - 672페이지
There are no direct records of the original Indo-European speech. By comparing the vocabularies of its various descendants, however, it is possible to reconstruct the basic Indo-European roots with considerable confidence. In The Origins of English Words, Shipley catalogues these proposed roots and follows the often devious, always fascinating, process by which some of their offshoots have grown.
Anecdotal, eclectic, and always enthusiastic, The Origins of English Words is a diverting expedition beyond linguistics into literature, history, folklore, anthropology, philosophy, and science.
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Along the Mediterranean Sea they grew into Greek and Latin , and from the latter , the speech of Rome , came the Romance languages , Italian , Spanish , Portuguese , Romanian , French . Westward through Europe came the Celtic and ...
For some three hundred fifty years Anglo - Saxon and Norman French competed , and gradually merged , until Chaucer's poems and Caxton's printing press set the crown upon their fusion into English . In the shuffle and friction of these ...
The French have long objected to the assimilation of foreign terms ; they speak scornfully of Franglais , the acceptance of English expressions . And recently the Soviet Union has protested against the " corruption " of Russian by ...
welcomes new words that identify new items or ideas from any land : Greek euphoria , French garage ( automobile barn ) , Swedish ombudsman , Afrikaans apartheid , Japanese karate ( empty hand ) and judo ( gentle way ) .
Wonderful is a genuine word , a valid counter in the exchange of ideas ; wanderful is a false coinage , a counterfeit ( French feit from Latin factum , made ) made against but in imitation of a coveted or currently accepted form .