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    english words history

    Hi!
    Can you bring in a book on the word history of English?
    I mean a book that explains the origin of English words (not etymologically) for example, %10 are dialectal, %50 are loan word from latin or greece, and so on. A book that explains the history of formation of the present English vocabulary. what are the best books on this topic?
    thanks very much.

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    Re: english words history

    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: english words history

    Quote Originally Posted by pars View Post
    Hi!
    Can you bring in a book on the word history of English?
    I mean a book that explains the origin of English words (not etymologically) for example, %10% are dialectal, 50% are loan word from Latin or Greek, and so on. A book that explains the history of formation of the present English vocabulary. what are the best books on this topic?
    Thanks very much.

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