By Charles Blinderman
The vocabulary of biology is made more uncomplicated via realizing the meanings of components that make up complete phrases. English keeps to undertake phrases from international languages and to construct its vocabulary by means of inventing new phrases from outdated components. lots of the phrases coming into English each year live in technical vocabularies and figuring out what the weather suggest prepares clinical scholars and physicians, the practitioner of any organic technology, and an individual else to decipher those new phrases that may identify a newly came upon microbe or mastodon, a illness, or a surgical procedure. Read more...
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Biolexicon 30 adyseuhyperhypotachy + pnea + + + + + apnea, no breath dyspnea, disordered breathing good breathing irregular high breathing irregular low or shallow breathing irregular fast breathing From a different and apparently non-echoic IE source comes Gk. , pulmonary. Retch, scream, cricket, and raven have been traced back to IE echoic ker, one of six homophonic reconstructions ker. This one, imitative of a bird's cry or the vibratory sound of human vocal cords, led through Germanic to E.
4 Note on Grimm's Law T he four children of a house down the street share certain physical features: hair texture and color, eye color, stature. You might be able to reconstruct their unobserved parents from such a survey. If, for example, all the offspring are tall and sport curly brown hair, hazel eyes, a sharp nose and assertive chin, you could sensibly guess that their parents have the same features, or at least that the parents are not blue-eyed pug-nosed chinless short redheads. Through an examination of words in modern European languages, linguists have reconstructed two thousand words used by the speakers of the original language from which English, Italian, Irish, and even Iranian and Hindi descended.
From the first rose Sanskrit, the source of Hindi, Sinhalese, and many other languages; and from the second Iranian, Kurdish, Afghan, and several other languages. , Phrygian, Lydian, Thracian, Toccharian). What happened may be visualized as a geneology. At the top we have the living children, languages that often look very different. But if we trace back Lithuanian, Slovak, Russian, and Bulgarian, we find that they had the same parent: BalticSlavic. If we trace back Sanskrit and Persian, we find they had the same parent: Indo-Iranian.