USAGE: " Handbook" was Re: Question about word-initial velar nasal
|From:||Doug Dee <amateurlinguist@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, October 24, 2004, 18:09|
In a message dated 10/24/2004 1:52:41 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>Its called a handbook and its volumes!?!? Isn't the whole idea that a
>handbook is something you can hold in your hand? Something handy?
There seem to be a great many multi-volume "handbooks." I think I mentioned
on an earlier occasion the Smithsonian's 20-volume _Handbook of North American
I think it was the Germans who started the practice of writing huge
multi-volume scholarly works and calling the result a "Handbuch."