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A subject guide designed to educate people about various languages.

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Online Etymology Dictionary
The site is a map of the wheel-ruts of modern English. Etymologies are not definitions; they're explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago. The basic sources of this work are Weekley's "An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English," Klein's "A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language," "Oxford English Dictionary" (second edition), "Barnhart Dictionary of Etymology," Holthauzen's "Etymologisches Wörterbuch der Englischen Sprache," Ayto's "20th Century Words," and Chapman's "Dictionary of American Slang."


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Browsing Areas

Browse through the collection in the 400's section upstairs in NonFiction for a chance to start a new language or embark on a new journey. 

400's - Languages

410 - Sign Language
420 - Dictionaries, Grammar
430 - German Language
440 - French Language
450 - Italian Language
460 - Spanish Language
490 -  Japanese Language, Chinese Language, and others