The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots
Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984 M03 1 - 672 páginas
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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Shakespeare , as might be expected , was the greatest wordfacturologist of them all . Well known is his one - time honorificabilitudinitatibus , with its long alternation of consonants and vowels . Less well known is the fact that of ...
Did Shakespeare ? If so , the less Shakespeare he ! The mind that created King Lear's daughters , Lady Macbeth , Cressida , Rosalind , Viola , Portia , Rosaline , needed no personal ache to limn the black - browed , black- hearted ...
Thus , in Shakespeare's poem , Venus tells Adonis : “ My flesh is soft and plump , my marrow burning . ” Dryden also : " At the Spring's approach their marrow burns . " marrowfat balls make a favorite dumpling for soup . mregh - m ( n ) ...
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