Books tagged: etymology

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On Being a Shit: Unkind Deeds & Cover-Ups in Everyday Life
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 46,260. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence and self-esteem
Through stories, this book shows the many ways that people avoid admitting they have done something wrong. Humor, acting innocent, and blaming others are just some of them. Getting others to believe it is their fault is the crowning achievement of being a shit. This book is a humorous look at a serious topic.
The English Language: 100 FAQ
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 11,200. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - English (insert language book was written in)
Everything you wanted to know about the English language but were afraid to ask. 50 of the most popular posts from English Language FAQ with links to audio, worksheets etc. Includes sections on the grammar, the origins of English, spelling and a special Hipster's dictionary of trendy new terms.
The Origin of Indo-European languages
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 139,890. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Multi-Language Dictionaries, Plays » Ancient & Classical
Structure and genesis of the mother tongue of Sanskrit, Greek and Latin
The World's Oldest Professions (A Dictionary)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 171,630. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economic history, Nonfiction » History » Reference
The dictionary of "Old Pros" revives 1,647 old professions, dating from pre-history to the 20th century, bringing them to life with funny, biting, heart-breaking observations about work. Including essays on ancient economic mayhem, this definitive reference work is a word lover’s feast. History buffs will find its thousand views on the trouble with toil enthralling.
Name Reality
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 48,140. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Baby names, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
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This analysis system was originally used in ancient times by affluent families to name their children for a prosperous happy and healthy life. It has been documented many times over the last several thousand years and was for the most, kept a secret. When you see for yourself how accurate this system is, you will understand why it has been kept under wraps.
Aeneid Liber Sextus
Price: $13.50 USD. Words: 36,160. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Latin, Essay » Literature
Thousands of years ago the Trojan hero Aeneas, the son of the goddess Aphrodite, traveled to the Underworld to once more meet and speak with his father Anchises. He was one of the few to return from that place with his memories intact. This book is a translation and interpretation of Vergilius' account of that fascinating journey and place. It also has brief linguistic analyses of certain names.
Borrowed Expressions
Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
The English language owes much of its richness to the countless expressions borrowed from other tongues, and Japan has made some notable contributions to the lexicon. Very few native speakers of English are aware, however, of the etymology of some of the Japanese words they use. How many people would have realised, for example, that “karaoke” is partly a corruption of English?
Intuitive Vocabulary: German
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,070. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » German
English and German are sister languages, but as sometimes happens in families, time and distance have taken their toll, and their shared roots are not always visible. This book allows English speakers to recover these original ties and use their native knowledge of English to more easily acquire German vocabulary. A great learning tool for students of German, and for lovers of English!
What's in a Name?
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,970. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
In What's In A Name? Ian Murray Tough examines the roots of etymology, with particular focus on surnames and their socio-geographical context. A fascinating and incisive study which may inspire others to conduct detective work into family history.
Soul Studies: Etymology and Story
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,090. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2015 by Starfield Press. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Female authors
Words have always been how I best understand the world around me—if I know the language, I can know the story. The words in these stories emerged from stories in my life: sometimes mine, sometimes the stories of others, but always in such a way that the stories of that single word really influenced how the entire story or idea unfolded and became meaningful in new ways.