American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

ISBN-10: 0618082506
ISBN-13: 9780618082506
Edition: 2nd 2000
Authors: Calvert Watkins
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Description: Fully revised and updated, THE AMERICAN HERITAGE® DICTIONARY OF INDO-EUROPEAN ROOTS remains an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the history of English and its place in the Indo-European language family. More than 13,000 words are  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 9/14/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Fully revised and updated, THE AMERICAN HERITAGE® DICTIONARY OF INDO-EUROPEAN ROOTS remains an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the history of English and its place in the Indo-European language family. More than 13,000 words are traced to their origins in Proto-Indo-European, the prehistoric ancestor of English that was spoken before the advent of writing. In Calvert Watkins"s skilled hands, Proto-Indo-European language and society are rendered as alive and compelling as they must have been six thousand years ago. His introductory essay shows how words in an unrecorded ancient language can be reconstructed and offers a wealth of fascinating information about Proto-Indo-European culture. The dictionary that follows contains nearly 1,350 reconstructed roots, plus two dozen new "Language and Culture" notes that explore interesting sidelights to the etymologies presented in many entries.

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