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    Word origins... and how we know them : etymology for everyone. / Anatoly Liberman.
    by Liberman, Anatoly.
    Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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    vii, 312 p. ; 22 cm.
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    The object of etymology -- The thing and the sign -- Sound imitative words -- Sound symbolism -- Folk etymology -- Words based on reduplication -- Infixation -- Disguised compounds -- Suffixes, prefixes, misdivision, and blends -- Words and names -- Coinages by known individuals -- Borrowed words -- A retrospect: the methods of etymology -- Sound laws -- Change of meaning in language history -- The origin of the earliest words and ancient roots -- The state of English etymology.
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