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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... and scuba ( self - contained underwater breathing apparatus ) are acrostics , words fashioned from the first letters of the words they represent .
Ideas and experiences are infinite ; to express them , we have 26 letters and some 45 sounds . Some words , though long , are easy to trace .
German Theater and French théâtre begin with the same two letters as English theater , but their sound is t , as opposed to our th .
Within a word , the two letters may be sounded : agnostic , recognize ; one is silent at the end , as in benign , but note malignant .
Other initial letters also may be sloughed , as we noticed with gn . And some letters retained in today's spelling may no longer be sounded , though their ...