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Re: I may not be a bearded, left-handed, gay Lithuanian, but...

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Thursday, June 1, 2006, 14:50

Mark J. Reed writes:
> On 6/1/06, Henrik Theiling <theiling@...> wrote: > > I collect dictionaries, too. The thicker, the better. The weirder, > > the better. Currently I'm waiting for quite a normal book: a Romance > > Etymological Dictionary. > > Amazon just shipped my copy of Aronson's Georgian grammar. :)
Hmmmm! :-) After the promotional posts about Lithuanian, I almost bought a grammar immediately. It's a very good feeling when good books arive. :-)
> I would love a Romance Etymological Dictionary, though. I don't > suppose the one you're waiting for is English? :) If I had one of > those, I wouldn't have to bug romlang with nagging questions like my > recent one about the origin of words for "beach". :)
No, it's in German: Wilhelm Meyer-Lübke Romanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch. (ISBN: 3825313948) Unfortunately, they're currently reprinting and, as I just checked, the ETA is now July 11 (from May 11 two months ago) :-[ This delays Thrjotran development significantly. I should go and borrow it from a library. **Henrik


Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>OFFLIST: Meyer-Lübke