1447RE: [Czechlist] Czech Dictionaries
- Jul 11, 2000
>Or I just know little about newer Czech Dictionaries?
The dictionary that Bob and I have mentioned is called 'Etymologicky slovnik
jazyka ceskeho', 1997, Nakladatelstvi Lidove noviny.
There are some excellent articles about the unexpected origins of Czech
words in Pavel Eisner's classic work 'Chram i Tvrz'. I'll quote you a few
examples when I get a moment (e.g. I'm probably telling you nothing new when
I say that 'knedlik' is originally from German - several of my students have
insisted that the Germans got it from Czech).
>I like etymology for its own sake, < > I do tend to get blank stares ....but not giving up yet.
No, don't ever do that!
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