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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This volume lists the most productive of these roots , and notes the various and frequently diverse English words into which they have been fashioned . It is the compiler's hope that such a listing and description will illuminate our ...
This , however , often has the effect of lengthening the preceding vowel , as in human , humane ; dam , dame ; them , theme ; kit , kite ; not , note ; cut , cute . We are told that more than half of all English words end in e ...
Don Pedro , urging Balthasar to sing ( act 2 , scene 3 ) , says : Don Pedro : ... if thou wilt hold longer argument , , Do it in notes . Balthasar : Note this before my notes ; There's not a note of mine that's worth the noting .
Within a word , the two letters may be sounded : agnostic , recognize ; one is silent at the end , as in benign , but note malignant . German Knabe : boy , with the k sounded , became English knave , with silent k .
In the Minoan Linear A script , used on the island of Crete from 3000 to 1500 B.C. , Cyrus H. Gordon , who deciphered it , asks us to “ note that I and r are not differentiated . ” The Latin suffix alis : pertaining to , Englished in ...