The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots
JHU Press, 2001 - 672 էջ
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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Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Shipley , Joseph Twadell , 1893The origins of English words . Bibliography : pp . xxxi - xxxii . Includes index . 1. English language - Etymology . 2. English languageWord formation .
Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Shipley , Joseph Twadell , 1893The origins of English words . Bibliography : pp . xxxi - xxxii . Includes index . 1. English language -- Etymology . 2. English languageWord formation .
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 dictionary , especially a ...
More specifically , I wish to extend thanks to Ruth Busch for her painstaking and patient preparation of the index of English words . Thanks go most closely to my wife , Shirley , for not only enduring but encouraging the many hours of ...