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Unformatted text preview: a. write b. teeth c. gnat d. game e. sigh f. root Part Three Look up the following words in the Oxford English Dictionary and use the information found there to help you explain how they entered the English language and what changes in meaning and pronunciation, if any, occurred. You can access this dictionary under “Electronic Databases” on the UC Davis University Library web site ( http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ ). If you are not on campus, you should click on the VPN link on the left side of the page and sign in with your UC Davis ID and password. After locating a word you need to click on the etymology tab to reveal its origin and history. For words in Old English and other languages, Linguistics 1 assume IPA values for the characters, except that c in Latin is [k] and h in Old English is [x]. Also: [c ̌ ] = [ ʧ ]. a. potato (noun) b. laundromat (noun) c. shampoo (verb) d. hoodlum (noun) e. trout (noun)...
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- Spring '10
- sound changes, UC Davis University Library, Middle English pronunciations, Velar fricative deletion