The roots of modern English

  • 323 Pages
  • 2.65 MB
  • English
Little, Brown , Boston
English language -- His
Statement[by] L. M. Myers.
LC ClassificationsPE1075 .M9
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 323 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5987573M
LC Control Number66017723

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Hoffman's History of the English Language: Selected Texts The questions and exercises that form the second part are keyed specifically to L.M. Myers's The Roots of Modern English.

The introduction was interesting, but the body of the book is strictly reference, and boring: just a list of root words and their definitions, as best we can tell. They're mostly Indo-European, with a few Germanic ones tossed in; interesting, but not much fun to read, so I stopped about page /5.

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"Review Questions and Exercises", at end, in modern English. Notes: "This book, a supplementary reader and workbook for Myers and Hoffman's The roots of modern English, second edition, is designed for courses in the history of language. the selected texts are reprinted, with revisions, from Hoffman's History of the English language.

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Modern English is analytic (i.e., relatively uninflected), whereas Proto-Indo-European, the ancestral tongue of most of the modern European languages (e.g., German, French, Russian, Greek), was synthetic, or the course of thousands of years, English words have been slowly simplified from the inflected variable forms found in Sanskrit, Greek, Latin, Russian, and German.

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