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Deep Roots: Illuminations in Etymology By Frank Marrero
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Etymology of key words, especially those dealing with profundities of the human condition and the deepest meanings therein.
Tutelo (Yesanechi) Etymological Lexicon By William Meuse
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After lying dormant for near 100 years, the Tutelo language (Yesanechi) is once again being revitalised into the 21st century, with considerable interest in exploring the grammar to be found among... More > today's Virginia Natives, as well as others of all backgrounds. Spoken by Siouan tribes in VA and WV between ca. 1270 and 1740, it was also widely used as a trade language by neighboring tribes of other linguistic stocks. Afterward, when the Tutelo joined the Iroquois Confederacy, it continued to be heard in the US and Canada into the 1900s. Tutelo features a rich verbal tense system, adding to evidence that it is probably the oldest member of the Siouan family. This Lexicon is perfect for students wishing to increase vocabulary, as well as those trying to get to the roots of Tutelo. Vol. 2 in the Virginia Language Series.< Less
Tutelo (Yesanechi) Etymological Lexicon By William Meuse
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After lying dormant for near 100 years, the Tutelo language (Yesanechi) is once again being revitalised into the 21st century, with considerable interest in exploring the grammar to be found among... More > today's Virginia Natives, as well as others of all backgrounds. Spoken by Siouan tribes in VA and WV between ca. 1270 and 1740, it was also widely used as a trade language by neighboring tribes of other linguistic stocks. Afterward, when the Tutelo joined the Iroquois Confederacy, it continued to be heard in the US and Canada into the 1900s. Tutelo features a rich verbal tense system, adding to evidence that it is probably the oldest member of the Siouan family. This Lexicon is perfect for students wishing to increase vocabulary, as well as those trying to get to the roots of Tutelo. Vol. 2 in the Virginia Language Series.< Less
Building English Vocabulary With Etymology Introduction By Peter Beaven
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Etymology is the study of word origins and development. It provides one of the easiest and most effective ways to build vocabulary, because knowledge of some common roots and prefixes makes possible... More > the figuring out of new word meanings. English is compounded of several languages, primarily Anglo-Saxon (Germanic) and Latin. Historically, the Angles and Saxon tribes occupied Britain after expelling the Celts to Ireland. Beginning in the first century BCE, Julius Caesar’s legions conquered and occupied Britain, and Roman troops remained until the fifth century. Their Latin influence persists notably in the names of English cities ending in “-caster” or “-chester,” from the Latin “castra” meaning “encampment.” This series of books focuses then on etymology from Latin and Greek. The texts are designed to aid in learning the definitions of specific, deconstructed words.< Less
THE ROOT POWERS By Anand Madhu
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I describe the roots of Proto-P-I-E, a language of sounds which, in antediluvian times, gave birth to Proto-Indo-European (P-I-E), a language which in its turn gave birth to most modern languages. ... More > While PIE was put into written symbols by the Noldor High Prince Feanor (the Tengwar mystery) -- even before that, Proto-PIE existed as a language of sounds. The origins of Proto-PIE can be fragmented into disparate sources on average much more ancient than PIE; Proto-PIE coalesced to form PIE.We can't assign a single geographical location or time to where this language of sounds came from. Most nouns (labels for objects) are combinations of roots deriving from ancient root power sound names. See how good and guide were “sticky” characterizations of things associated with a certain God; it is thus that they got their names "GD". So it is for most nouns. Elegantly enough, the names of the ancient entities, the "root powers", became the roots of proto-P-I-E, variously permuting and combining, thus creating nouns.< Less
Building English Vocabulary with Etymology from Greek Book IV By Peter Beaven
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Etymology is the study of word origins and development. It provides one of the easiest and most effective ways to build vocabulary, because knowledge of some common roots and prefixes makes possible... More > the figuring out of new word meanings. English is compounded of several languages, primarily Anglo-Saxon (Germanic) and Latin. Their Latin influence persists notably in the names of English cities ending in “-caster” or “-chester,” from the Latin “castra” meaning “encampment.” This is the fourth book of a series that focuses on etymology from Latin and Greek. This book focuses on Greek roots. The texts are designed to aid in learning the definitions of specific, deconstructed words. The meanings of a series of “reusable” classical prefixes and roots are presented that facilitate the deciphering of multiple related words.< Less
Building English Vocabulary with Etymology from Latin Book I By Peter Beaven
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Etymology is the study of word origins and development. It provides one of the easiest and most effective ways to build vocabulary, because knowledge of some common roots and prefixes makes possible... More > the figuring out of new word meanings. English is compounded of several languages, primarily Anglo-Saxon (Germanic) and Latin. Their Latin influence persists notably in the names of English cities ending in “-caster” or “-chester,” from the Latin “castra” meaning “encampment.” This is the first book of a series that focuses on etymology from Latin and Greek. The texts are designed to aid in learning the definitions of specific, deconstructed words. The meanings of a series of “reusable” classical prefixes and roots are presented that facilitate the deciphering of multiple related words.< Less
Building English Vocabulary with Etymology from Latin Book II By Peter Beaven
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Etymology is the study of word origins and development. It provides one of the easiest and most effective ways to build vocabulary, because knowledge of some common roots and prefixes makes possible... More > the figuring out of new word meanings. English is compounded of several languages, primarily Anglo-Saxon (Germanic) and Latin. Their Latin influence persists notably in the names of English cities ending in “-caster” or “-chester,” from the Latin “castra” meaning “encampment.” This is the second book of a series that focuses on etymology from Latin and Greek. The texts are designed to aid in learning the definitions of specific, deconstructed words. The meanings of a series of “reusable” classical prefixes and roots are presented that facilitate the deciphering of multiple related words.< Less
Building English Vocabulary with Etymology from Latin Book III By Peter Beaven
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Etymology is the study of word origins and development. It provides one of the easiest and most effective ways to build vocabulary, because knowledge of some common roots and prefixes makes possible... More > the figuring out of new word meanings. English is compounded of several languages, primarily Anglo-Saxon (Germanic) and Latin. Their Latin influence persists notably in the names of English cities ending in “-caster” or “-chester,” from the Latin “castra” meaning “encampment.” This is the third book of a series that focuses on etymology from Latin and Greek. The texts are designed to aid in learning the definitions of specific, deconstructed words. The meanings of a series of “reusable” classical prefixes and roots are presented that facilitate the deciphering of multiple related words.< Less
A Dictionary of the Roots and Combining Forms of Scientific Words By Tim Williams
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Have you ever wondered where scientific words and names come from? Why are honey bees known as ‘Apis mellifera’, why is a daisy known as ‘Bellis perennis'? If you are curious about... More > words you can use this book to find out exactly what ‘artiodactyl’ means, what an ‘ectoloph’ is and where you can find ‘Cantium’. There are over 12,800 entries, plus directions for using the word-roots, pronunciation rules, guidance for constructing scientific names and general principles of transliteration. Additionally there are appendices listing the adjectival forms of geographical names; some common terms for animals, plants and structures, activities and habitats; shapes, sizes, colors, textures, patterns, numbers, quantity, direction and location, parts of the year and chemical elements. This dictionary will be especially useful to students from many fields and particularly those from medical and biological backgrounds, as well as being a valuable addition to any reference collection. www.trw-books.com< Less