Friends and relatives in need of an explanation: Gr. anagkaîos, L necessarius and PGmc *nauð-

Pons-Sanz, Sara M. (2005) Friends and relatives in need of an explanation: Gr. anagkaîos, L necessarius and PGmc *nauð-. Journal of English and Germanic Philology, 104 (1). pp. 1-11. ISSN 0363-6941

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Abstract

Scandinavian loans may only account for 2% of the vocabulary of Contemporary English, but their presence is so important that Jespersen could claim that "[a]n Englishman cannot thrive or be ill or die without Scandinavian words; they are to the language what bread and eggs are to the daily fare. " Although most of the Old Norse loans first occur in Middle English, those attested in earlier texts constitute the second largest group of loans in Old English, the first consisting of terms borrowed from Latin.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: University of Westminster > Social Sciences and Humanities
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 06 May 2010 14:27
Last Modified: 06 May 2010 14:27
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/7869

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