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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Shakespeare punned in his title Much Ado About Nothing ( pronounced Noting ) : to carry along the plot , many things must be noted , as by eavesdropping , or discerned through the blundering of Dogberry . Like other good playwrights ...
English ( Shakespeare's ) Harry le Roi was Prince Hal . From the " gramarye ” of medieval witchcraft and alchemy , grammar and glamour ( originally a spell , still the spell of beauty ) are variants of a single word .
Shakespeare , as might be expected , was the greatest wordfacturologist of them all . Well known is his one - time honorificabilitudinitatibus , with its long alternation of consonants and vowels . Less well known is the fact that of ...
( We are told that a family is not truly Old American unless there is a horsethief on the tree ; Shakespeare is truly Old English , for the earliest recorded fellow of that ilk , William Sakspere of Clopton , who died in 1248 ...
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