Spellbound: The Surprising Origins and Astonishing Secrets of English Spelling

Spellbound: The Surprising Origins and Astonishing Secrets of English Spelling

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Welcome to the illogical, idiosyncratic, outrageous linguistic phenomenon known as the English language. The story of how this ragtag collection of words evolved is a winding tale replete with intriguing accidents and bizarre twists of fate. In this eye-opening, fabulously entertaining book, James Essinger unlocks the mysteries that have confounded linguists and scholars for millennia.

From the sophisticated writing systems of the ancient Sumerians through the tongue… (more)

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Publisher: Delta (May 01, 2007)

Format: EPUB

File size: 721 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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