Critique: Impressively well written, organized and presented, "A Historical and Etymological
Dictionary of American Sign Language" is a seminal work of exceptional scholarship.
analysis of the 150 terms yielded the following results:
Proto-Sino-Tibetan cannot be compared because it is a hypothetical notion without a sufficient amount of etymological
items representing a sufficient number of languages.
While Puhvel's etymological
dictionary does not have the same descriptivist goals as the CHD, it would be desirable to see it take some cues on presentation from its competitors.
She finds poetry in accidents of history, in the cultural lapsus that an etymological
lass), which gives support to the present etymological
bird--words with the analysis of the lexical category hen which stands both for the name of the female and of the race, though the etymological
sources that have been consulted register the presence of the lexical unit cock a century earlier in the English language than the appearance of the word hen.
These senses all make sense once you institute a bit of etymological
digging: A Latin ancestor of institution meant custom; instruction; element of instruction; appointment of an heir.
The term "bespoke" is applied to many things these days, from chocolate to a child's education, but its etymological
and spiritual root still lies in the myriad men's shops of Central London's Savile Row, where buying clothes is as big a commitment as holy matrimony.
This list is replete with etymological
research and explanation, phonetic and phonological variations, and the religious function of each palero deity.
Etwas zu kurz kommt bei Ringdal, dass GM nicht nur durch Sprachbeschreibungen, sondem ebenso auch--er hatte ja Indogermanische Sprachwissenschaft studiert--durch sprachhistorisch orientierte Werke hervorgetreten ist: An Etymological
Vocabulary of Pashto (Oslo 1927) (13) und Etymological
Vocabulary of the Shughni Group (Wiesbaden 1974).
dictionaries can be such a joy to browse through and to use, if they merit the reader's respect.