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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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 ...
... as pater ( Jupiter is Zeus - pater ) , in Italian as papa and the papal seat of the pope , and in French as père , it makes the Germanic shift from a p sound to an f sound in the German Vater , Danish fader , and English father .
Finally - as a separate word - we use con from the Italian , to mean with , especially in musical terms , con brio , con amore , and more . Note that the first con means against , the last means with . Yet these two opposites spring ...
... from the Italian punctiglio , meaning a fine point , as in the English punctilio . W. S. Gilbert , for the plot of The Pirates of Penzance , takes advantage of the confusion : nursemaid Ruth apprentices her ward Frederic to a pirate ...
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