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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... lengthening process ; this seven - syllable adjective was folkchanged with the Lord High Almoner , who distributes the royal ( now monosyllabic ) alms .
Ophelia : No , my lord . Hamlet : I mean , my head upon your lap . Ophelia : Aye , my lord . Hamlet : Do you think I meant country matters ?
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