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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Latin Suffixal Derivatives in English
Subtitle: and Their Indo-European Ancestry
Written By: Gary D. Miller

This is the fullest account ever published of Latin suffixes in English. It
explores the rich variety of English words formed by the addition of one or
more Latin suffixes, such as ial, -able, -ability, -ible, and -id. It
traces the histories of over 3,000 words and reveals the range of
derivational patterns in Indo-European, Latin, and English. It makes an
important contribution to the history of English and Latin morphology and
etymology, as well as to the history of suffixal derivation in Indo-European.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199285055
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 424
Prices: U.K. £ 65.00