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dord, the diglot, and a therblig or two

Anu Garg

dord, the diglot, and a therblig or two

the hidden lives and strange origins of words

by Anu Garg

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Published by Plume in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Etymology

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAnu Garg.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1574 .G27 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17160660M
    ISBN 109780452288614
    LC Control Number2007006583

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