Etyma, an Introduction to Vocabulary-building from Latin & Greek

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University Press of America, 1982 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 335 pages
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Intended as an aid to students who have not studied Latin and Greek to organize the base word stock of English, eighty percent of which is derived from these classical tongues.
 

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Contents

Chapter One FAMILIES OF LANGUAGES
1
Chapter Two THE INDOEUROPEAN FAMILY OF LANGUAGES
11
Chapter Three SOME DEFINITIONS
33
Chapter Four THE BEGINNINGS OF ENGLISH
41
Chapter Five THE ANGLOSAXONS IN ENGLAND
53
Chapter Six THE NORMANS IN ENGLAND
67
Chapter One VADE MECUM
85
Chapter Two ENGLISH WORDS FROM LATIN NOUNS AND ADJECTIVES DIRECT AND NEARLY DIRECT ENTRIES
107
Chapter Thirteen VERB REVIEW
209
Chapter Fourteen VERBFORMING SUFFIXES VERBS DERIVED FROM NOUNS
217
Chapter One PRACTICAL WORD STUDY GREEK GENERAL REMARKS SIMPLE CHANGES TRANSLITERATION
225
Chapter Two SIMPLE CHANGES IN FORMING ENGLISH WORDS FROM GREEK NOUNS
231
Chapter Three WORDS MADE FROM TWO NOUN BASES
237
Chapter Four WORDS MADE FROM ADJECTIVE AND NOUN BASES
251
Chapter Five GREEK SUFFIXES
265
Chapter Six GREEK PREFIXES
279

Chapter Three NOUNS AND ADJECTIVES ENTERING FROM LATIN WITH SLIGHT CHANGES
115
Chapter Four ADJECTIVEFORMING SUFFIXES
127
Chapter Five NOUNFORMING SUFFIXES
141
Chapter Six REVIEW
153
Chapter Seven LATIN VERBS BECOME ENGLISH
161
Chapter Eight PREFIXES I
167
Chapter Nine PREFIXES II
177
Chapter Ten SUFFIXES ADDED TO THE PRESENT BASE OF VERBS
187
Chapter Eleven PARTICIPLES
193
Chapter Twelve SUFFIXES ADDED TO THE PERFECT PASSIVE PARTICIPIAL BASE
201
Chapter Seven GREEK VERBS
287
HOW TO PRONOUNCE LATIN
305
SUMMARY OF SUFFIXES FROM LATIN
307
TRANSLITERATION OF GREEK
311
LATIN
313
GREEK
325
ENGLISH to LATIN
337
SUMMARY OF PREFIXES
339
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C.A.E. Luschnig is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Idaho in Moscow. She is the author of An Introduction to Ancient Greek: A Literary Approach (Scribners, 1976) and Latin and Literacy (American Classical League, 1978).

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