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Benjamin Fornecker English Composition/Rhetoric Dr. Greenidge-Copprue January 23, 2006 Etymology of Words Throughout the history of the world, languages have changed during different generations and have been passed along by word of mouth. Some words have changed in meaning while others have changed in spelling and pronunciation. This can be seen with words such as major and mayor, card and chart, and dike and ditch. Major and mayor are very closely related in that they both came from French translations at one point. In meaning, they are both leaders of something, whether in a sense of politics or a sense of the armed forces. Mayor must have come first, however, as the etymology suggests that it originated during the 4 th century while major seems to have come around during the 16 th century. Major and mayor also have a rhyming scheme, where the third letter in each word is the only difference. Both words are related in many ways and will change in the next generations and evolve with time. Card and chart are also two words that have evolved from each other over time,
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