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Origins of English Words A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots
Origins of English Words A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots
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  • ISBN-13: 9780801867842
  • ISBN: 0801867843
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

AUTHOR

Shipley, Joseph Twadell

SUMMARY

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.Shipley, Joseph Twadell is the author of 'Origins of English Words A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots' with ISBN 9780801867842 and ISBN 0801867843.

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