I’m interested in how words have evolved over the centuries, taking on new meanings, spellings and pronunciations, and even dropping out of existence.
I’ve set up a place to collect my ramblings online. ”Lost for Words” is an etymologicon of sorts - a collection of words, word origins, and other interesting bits of linguistic trivia that I’ve come across.
My most recent entries look at the following:
* how newt and eft - two words with the same meaning - evolved from the same Old English word
* interesting entries from OED’s most recent update
* how the syllables in verbs ending -ate have collectively shifted in stress
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