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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Language is the garden of man's mind ; its fertility , and its beauty , rise from its roots . Il faut cultiver notre jardin . --Candide = = : IL Contents ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix INTRODUCTION xi FREQUENT ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.
Contents ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix INTRODUCTION xi FREQUENT WORD FORMS AND TRANSFORMATIONS xvii NOTES ON USAGE xxix BIBLIOGRAPHY xxxi LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS xxxiii INDO - EUROPEAN ROOTS 1 INDEX OF ENGLISH WORDS 453 Any , ny dictionary ...
And recently the Soviet Union has protested against the " corruption " of Russian by English absorptions . English , on the contrary , welcomes new words that identify new items or ideas from xiii Introduction FREQUENT WORD FORMS AND ...
Chortle ( by Lewis Carroll ) is a fusion of chuckle and snort . Word ways are weird . Combinations are very frequent , and continually fashioned : railroad , paperback , skyscraper , then highriser .
This volume lists the most productive of these roots , and notes the various and frequently diverse English words into which they have been fashioned . ... Frequ Frequent Word Forms and Transformations Most of the words Introduction xvi.