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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Mark Twain , in Puddinhead Wilson , uses the term human philopena to mean a twin . The graduate degree Ph.D. , Philosophiae Doctor : " learned in the love ...
Greatest of these is the term OM , actually a triphone a u m , a compression into one sound of three - timesthree “ substances ” that comprise the universe ...
The slang term goose - egg : zero ( from the shape ) , has become the technical term in tennis , love , meaning zero , which is from Fr L'oeuf : the egg .