The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots
JHU Press, 2001 - 672 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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... rise from its roots. II faut cultiver notre jardin. -Candide c ontents ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix INTRODUCTION xi FREQUENT WORD FORMS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix INTRODUCTION xi FREQUENT WORD FORMS AND TRANSFORMATIONS xvii NOTES ON USAGE xxix BIBLIOGRAPHY xxxi LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS xxxiii ...
English, on the contrary, welcomes new words that identify new items or ideas from xiii Introduction FREQUENT WORD FORMS AND TRANSFORMATIONS.
Combinations are very frequent, and continually fashioned: railroad, paperback, skyscraper, then highriser.
This volume lists the most productive of these roots, and notes the various and frequently diverse English words into which they have been fashioned.