William Sayers


Difficulties in tracing the etymology of lexical isolates and loans from other languages are exemplified in the discussion of a gathering of English words previously without satisfactory explanations of origin.

Słowa kluczowe: English etymology, lexical transfers, cue, luck, shyster

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