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CHAPTER FAQI The Origin of Language
Language is Poetry
Learned Words and Popular Words
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adjective adverb akin American Anglo-Saxon applied associations become borrowed called century CHAPTER Chaucer cognate colloquial comes common Compare compound connected corruption curious dative derived dialect effect Elizabethan England English language English word etymology euphemism Euphuism example expression fact familiar feeling figure folk-etymology German Greek guage habit Hence humor idea idiom Indo-European inflection influence instance Italian jocose kind later Latin word learned linguistic literally literary language meaning merely Middle English Modern English native word natural Norman Norman Conquest Norman French noun obsolete Old High German Old Norse older once meant one's ordinary origin participle particular peculiar person phrase plural poetical poetry popular popular etymology pronounced Roman root Saxon seen Shakspere signified similar simply slang Spanish speak speakers special sense speech stems suffix suggestion survives synonym technical tendency term thing thought tion tive tongue transference vague verb vocabulary vulgar whence