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by Robert Claiborne


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Merriam Webster New Book of Word Histories (1991). Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster Inc. For Teachers: Bryson, Bill (1990). Claiborne, Robert (1989). The Roots of English: A Reader’s Handbook of Word Origins. New York: Times Books. Crystal, David (2006).

Like Joseph T. Shipley's Origins of English Words ( LJ 6/1/84), but in briefer compass, this book gives an entertaining and enlightening glimpse into the many fascinating word histories hidden in our English vocabulary.

the book was not at all what I expected. One person found this helpful.

it is written to be read cover to cover, or as a quick reference guide. the book was not at all what I expected.

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The Roots of English: A Reader's Handbook of Word Origins Claiborne, Robert Ha. Essentials of English : A Practical Handbook Covering All the Rules of English.

Robert Watson Claiborne, Jr. (1919–1990) was an American writer, folk singer, and labor organizer. Robert Claiborne, grandson of John Herbert Claiborne, was a folk singer and union organizer in the 1940s and 1950s

Robert Watson Claiborne, Jr. Robert Claiborne, grandson of John Herbert Claiborne, was a folk singer and union organizer in the 1940s and 1950s. He travelled and performed with such luminaries as Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly and others. Along with his first wife, Adrienne Claiborne, he wrote the song Listen Mr. Bilbo and several others, and hosted a folk radio show for a time.

The richest of languages, English contains some 600,000 words OED . Of these perhaps 450,000 are in current use. Clairborne discusses the sources of the language in general, then specifically describes the Germanic, Latin, Greek roots of our words. A delightful browse with much value as a reference. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Zieryn
Words fascinate me. The story behind them is always so interesting & complex. Thanks,
Ziena
I didn't care for this book. It was wordy. The redundancy was irritating and the lack of information made it boring. Thick book but probably best used as a door stopper or paper weight.
Mullador
the book was not at all what I expected.I heard the author on a radio show and thought it described roots of sayings we all know,
Ffyan
this book is a wonderful and reader-friendly guide to the history of the english language. it is written to be read cover to cover, or as a quick reference guide. i would recommend it to anyone who enjoys the english language or words in general. the author's insightful and witty comments follow nearly every entry, and add a personality to the book that is sorely lacking in most conventional reference books.
The Roots of English: A Reader's Handbook of Word Origins ebook
Author:
Robert Claiborne
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Dictionaries & Thesauruses
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TimesBooks; 1st edition (1989)
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335 pages
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