Dictionary of Affixes

Michael Quinion wordseditor at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG
Mon Oct 6 08:16:38 UTC 2008

> Michael mentions in the introduction that "place-name affixes
> (*-burgh*, * -ham*, *-thwaite*, *-wick*) have been excluded."  Which is
> as it should be, I believe.

It made much sense not to include them - it would have more than doubled
the size of the book and I've no skill in that field - but the biggest
factor at the time was the existence of the Oxford Dictionary of English
Placenames in the same series.

Michael Quinion
Editor, World Wide Words
E-mail: wordseditor at worldwidewords.org
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