[Full Book] Word Origins And Their Romantic Stories

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Author: Wilfred John Funk
Category : English language
Languages : en
Pages : 432

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Word Origins And Their Romantic Stories by Wilfred John Funk, Word Origins And Their Romantic Stories Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Word Origins And Their Romantic Stories books, Life stories of words, how, when and where they originated, and how their meaning changed and developed through the centuries.


[Full Book] Word Origins

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Publisher: Gramercy Books
Author: Wilfred John Funk
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 432

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Word Origins And Their Romantic Stories by Wilfred John Funk, Word Origins Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Word Origins books, The origin, history, use, and changing meaning of thousands of words on such topics as politics, dining, business, and the home are explained


[Full Book] 30 Days To A More Powerful Vocabulary

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Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Wilfred Funk
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 244

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Word Origins And Their Romantic Stories by Wilfred Funk, 30 Days To A More Powerful Vocabulary Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download 30 Days To A More Powerful Vocabulary books, A thirty-day vocabulary building program which includes a pronunciation guide and word origins and histories


[Full Book] Oxford Dictionary Of Word Origins

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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Julia Cresswell
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 502

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Word Origins And Their Romantic Stories by Julia Cresswell, Oxford Dictionary Of Word Origins Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Oxford Dictionary Of Word Origins books, Contains alphabetically arranged entries that explore the origin, evolution, and social history of over three thousand English language words.


[Full Book] Word Origins And How We Know Them

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Publisher: OUP USA
Author: Anatoly Liberman
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 325

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Word Origins And Their Romantic Stories by Anatoly Liberman, Word Origins And How We Know Them Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Word Origins And How We Know Them books, A guide to the science and process of etymology for the layperson explains how the origins and history of hundreds of words are determined, discussing such topics as folk etymology, changes of meaning in language history, borrowed words, and the methods of etymology.


[Full Book] Indian Names In Michigan

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Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Author: Virgil J. Vogel
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 227

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Word Origins And Their Romantic Stories by Virgil J. Vogel, Indian Names In Michigan Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Indian Names In Michigan books, Vogel traces the origin of hundreds of Indian place names


[Full Book] The Dictionary Of Obscure Sorrows

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Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: John Koenig
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 288

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Word Origins And Their Romantic Stories by John Koenig, The Dictionary Of Obscure Sorrows Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Dictionary Of Obscure Sorrows books, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “It’s undeniably thrilling to find words for our strangest feelings…Koenig casts light into lonely corners of human experience…An enchanting book. “ —The Washington Post A truly original book in every sense of the word, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows poetically defines emotions that we all feel but don’t have the words to express—until now. Have you ever wondered about the lives of each person you pass on the street, realizing that everyone is the main character in their own story, each living a life as vivid and complex as your own? That feeling has a name: “sonder.” Or maybe you’ve watched a thunderstorm roll in and felt a primal hunger for disaster, hoping it would shake up your life. That’s called “lachesism.” Or you were looking through old photos and felt a pang of nostalgia for a time you’ve never actually experienced. That’s “anemoia.” If you’ve never heard of these terms before, that’s because they didn’t exist until John Koenig set out to fill the gaps in our language of emotion. The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows “creates beautiful new words that we need but do not yet have,” says John Green, bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars. By turns poignant, relatable, and mind-bending, the definitions include whimsical etymologies drawn from languages around the world, interspersed with otherworldly collages and lyrical essays that explore forgotten corners of the human condition—from “astrophe,” the longing to explore beyond the planet Earth, to “zenosyne,” the sense that time keeps getting faster. The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is for anyone who enjoys a shift in perspective, pondering the ineffable feelings that make up our lives. With a gorgeous package and beautiful illustrations throughout, this is the perfect gift for creatives, word nerds, and human beings everywhere.


[Full Book] The Logic Of English Words

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Publisher: Notion Press
Author: Logophilia Education
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 246

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Word Origins And Their Romantic Stories by Logophilia Education, The Logic Of English Words Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Logic Of English Words books, Logophilia Education (estd. August, 2010) is the first and only Etymology Education organisation in the world. We're passionate in our belief that a strong and sophisticated vocabulary is the most essential skill that students should possess. Why? Anything you study is written in words. All subjects have their own terminology. Without a strong understanding of English words you will never really study well, and will end up finding shortcuts to learning (e.g. rote-memorising, using mnemonics, and so forth). Logophilia, therefore, teaches the structure of English words with the intent of getting students to become very strong in vocabulary, and dictionary-independent. This method of teaching, done through Logophilia's unique paedagogy, is called Etymology Education. We promote Etymology awareness as a life skill, and aim to get it into mainstream school curricula worldwide, thereby simplifying and sophisticating language comprehension for everyone. We teach (experiential vocabulary programmes), quiz (the Logo+philia™ Gala Olympiad), & write (books, blogs, apps, and vocabulary-learning aids), to help you see the logic of English words.


[Full Book] Word Origins

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Publisher: A&C Black Business Information and Development
Author: John Ayto
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 576

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Word Origins And Their Romantic Stories by John Ayto, Word Origins Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Word Origins books, The average contemporary English speaker knows 50,000 words. Yet stripped down to its origins, this apparently huge vocabulary is in reality much smaller, derived from Latin, French and the Germanic languages. It is estimated that every year, 800 neologisms are added to the English language: acronyms (nimby), blended words (motel), and those taken from foreign languages (savoir-faire). Laid out in an A-Z format with detailed cross references, and written in a style that is both authoritative and accessible, Word Origins is a valuable historical guide to the English language.


[Full Book] A Thesaurus Of English Word Roots

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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Author: Horace Gerald Danner
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 1008

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Word Origins And Their Romantic Stories by Horace Gerald Danner, A Thesaurus Of English Word Roots Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Thesaurus Of English Word Roots books, Horace G. Danner’s A Thesaurus of English Word Roots is a compendium of the most-used word roots of the English language. As Timothy B. Noone notes in his foreword: “Dr. Danner’s book allows you not only to build up your passive English vocabulary, resulting in word recognition knowledge, but also gives you the rudiments for developing your active English vocabulary, making it possible to infer the meaning of words with which you are not yet acquainted. Your knowledge can now expand and will do so exponentially as your awareness of the roots in English words and your corresponding ability to decode unfamiliar words grows apace. This is the beginning of a fine mental linguistic library: so enjoy!” In A Thesaurus of English Word Roots, all word roots are listed alphabetically, along with the Greek or Latin words from which they derive, together with the roots’ original meanings. If the current meaning of an individual root differs from the original meaning, that is listed in a separate column. In the examples column, the words which contain the root are then listed, starting with their prefixes, for example, dysacousia, hyperacousia. These root-starting terms then are followed by terms where the root falls behind the word, e.g., acouesthesia and acoumeter. These words are followed by words where the root falls in the middle or the end, as in such terms as bradyacusia and odynacusis.. In this manner, A Thesaurus of English Word Roots places the word in as many word families as there are elements in the word. This work will interest linguists and philologists and anyone interested in the etymological aspects of English language.


[Full Book] The Story Of Webster S Third

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Herbert C. Morton
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 360

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Word Origins And Their Romantic Stories by Herbert C. Morton, The Story Of Webster S Third Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Story Of Webster S Third books, This is the first full account of the controversy surrounding the publication of Webster's Third New International Dictionary in 1961.


[Full Book] A Word For Love

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Publisher: Penguin
Author: Emily Robbins
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 304

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Word Origins And Their Romantic Stories by Emily Robbins, A Word For Love Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Word For Love books, "A paean to unabashed, unbridled love." --Khaled Hosseini, New York Times-bestselling author of The Kite Runner A mesmerizing debut set in Syria on the cusp of the unrest, A Word for Love is the spare and exquisitely told story of a young American woman transformed by language, risk, war, and a startling new understanding of love. It is said there are ninety-nine Arabic words for love. Bea, an American exchange student, has learned them all: in search of deep feeling, she travels to a Middle Eastern country known to hold the "The Astonishing Text," an ancient, original manuscript of a famous Arabic love story that is said to move its best readers to tears. But once in this foreign country, Bea finds that instead of intensely reading Arabic she is entwined in her host family's complicated lives--as they lock the doors, and whisper anxiously about impending revolution. And suddenly, instead of the ancient love story she sought, it is her daily witness of a contemporary Romeo and Juliet-like romance--between a housemaid and policeman of different cultural and political backgrounds--that astonishes her, changes her, and makes her weep. But as the country drifts toward explosive unrest, Bea wonders how many secrets she can keep, and how long she can fight for a romance that does not belong to her. Ultimately, in a striking twist, Bea's own story begins to mirror that of "The Astonishing Text" that drew her there in the first place--not in the role of one of the lovers, as she might once have imagined, but as the character who lives to tell the story long after the lovers have gone. With melodic meditation on culture, language, and familial devotion. Robbins delivers a powerful novel that questions what it means to love from afar, to be an outsider within a love story, and to take someone else's passion and cradle it until it becomes your own.


[Full Book] Storied Words

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Publisher: iUniverse
Author: Jeff Jeske
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 340

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Word Origins And Their Romantic Stories by Jeff Jeske, Storied Words Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Storied Words books, From alphabet to zeugma Storied Words reveals the picturesque stories of 1,000 words that we use to talk about writing. You will learn about: The actual pictures behind our alphabet letters (e.g., "A", the inverted head of an ox; "B," a two-chambered house; "Z," a sword and shield) The surprising common origin of grammar and glamour The literal meanings of our rhetorical devices The "meaningless chatter" in jargon's ancestry The picturesque origins of the words we use to talk about style The "mock song" of parodyHow and why the librarian of the great ancient library of Alexandria gave us the comma, the colon, and the periods. Each chapter begins with an introductory essay followed by alphabetized discussions of individual words. Chapter topics include the writer's tools, patterns of arrangement, style, rhetorical choices, grammar, writers in academe, and publishing. Storied Words is chock full of quotations and anecdotes from writers throughout history; it also contains an essay on the history of the English vocabulary.