Basic I-E book advice?
BaragonaA at MAIL.VMI.EDU
Mon Jun 14 15:56:25 UTC 1999
How about Joseph Shipley's The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary
of Indo-European Roots? BTW, when the second edition of The American Heritage
Dictionary dropped all the IE material, it was published separately as Watkins's
The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots. Now Watkins's work is
back in the third edition of AHD but revised. Is the separate dictionary
available and, if so, in an updated version or has it simply been reabsorbed?
You know, years ago, my mother used to say to me, she'd say, "In this world,
Elwood, you must be ..."--she always called me 'Elwood'--"In this world, Elwood,
you must be oh, so smart or oh, so pleasant." Well, for years I was smart. I
recommend pleasant. And you may quote me.
Elwood P. Dowd
From: Jesse T Sheidlower [SMTP:jester at PANIX.COM]
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Subject: Basic I-E book advice?
A correspondent has written to say that he loves
Calvert Watkins' essay on Indo-European in the
back of the American Heritage Dictionary, and would
like to read more on the subject. Does anyone have
any not-too-scholarly recommendations for followup
reading for this person?
Thanks in advance.
Random House Reference
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