Spanish Vocabulary: An Etymological Approach

Spanish Vocabulary: An Etymological Approach

David Brodsky


Unlike different vocabulary publications that require the rote memorization of actually hundreds of thousands of phrases, this publication begins from the idea that utilizing the etymological connections among Spanish and English words—their universal derivations from Latin, Greek, and different languages—is the best approach to gather and bear in mind vocabulary. This strategy is acceptable for rookies in addition to for complex scholars. lecturers of the language also will locate a lot fabric that may be used to aid encourage their scholars to procure, and hold, Spanish vocabulary.

Spanish Vocabulary is split into 4 elements and 4 annexes:

  • Part I offers history fabric at the origins of Spanish and starts off the method of proposing Spanish vocabulary.
  • Part II offers "classical" Spanish vocabulary—words whose shape (in either Spanish and English) is almost unchanged from Latin and Greek.
  • Part III offers with "popular" Spanish vocabulary, which underwent major alterations in shape (and usually which means) in the course of the evolution from Latin to Spanish. a few linguistic styles are pointed out that may aid newbies realize and have in mind new vocabulary.
  • Part IV treats a variety of topics, together with phrases of Germanic and Arabic starting place, numbers, time, meals and animals, the kinfolk, the physique, and politics.
  • Annex A: central exceptions to the "Simplified Gender Rule"
  • Annex B: seven hundred phrases whose kin, if any, to English phrases aren't instantly obvious
  • Annex C: -cer verbs and comparable words
  • Annex D: 4,500 extra phrases, both separately or in teams, with English correspondences

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