The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots
Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984 - 636 страници
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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Such performers came to England from Italy , as Dryden noted in 1673 : The Italian merryandrews took their place , And ite debauched the stage with lewd ...
The Lombards derived their name from the Longobardi : Long Beards , who invaded Italy in A.D. 568 . lendh I : loin . L lumbus , diminutive lumbulus . umbles ...
... isotherm : iso isotope : el , iso issue : ei I isthmus : ei I itaconic : gerbh Italianate : onomen Italian vinegar : sal I Italy : ker I item inulin 534.