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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From tongues in Western Asia some four thousand years ago the Indo - European forms moved south in Sanskrit and other Indian languages , and in other branches across Europe and ultimately to the far ends of the Americas .
Hence , anything on which another thing hinges : the cardinal veins that start circulation in the human embryo ; the four cardinal points of the compass , of the year , of a horoscope ; the cardinal numbers , which , giving quantity ...
Simultaneous translators at the UN once made “ The Secretariat's sphere of competence " become in four languages " the Secretariat's fear of competence . ” And Frequent Word Forms and Transformations xxvi.
It should be remembered that they have grown over a period of some four thousand years , and have spread into more than a hundred languages . The differences between , say , Hittite , Phrygian , Minoan , Sumerian , Tocharian , Persian ...
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