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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Words that in early times began with one of the sounds listed below , may later have changed to the next sound to the right .
Gk phonè : sound , gives us euphony ; see dhe II . phony : fake , may have originated as learned slang : mere sound - et praeterea nihil : sound and nothing ...
For the audible sound , and supersonic activity , see suen . Mother , may I go out to swim ? Yes , my darling daughter . Hang your clothes on a hickory limb ...