Hobson-Jobson

By: Sir Henry Yule,A. C. Burnell

Catalogue Number: 352-24J4

Hobson-Jobson

  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781853263637
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Synopsis

Bungalow, pyjamas, tiffin, veranda, curry, cheroot, chintz, calico, gingham, mango, junk and catamaran are all words which have crept into the English language from the days of Britain's colonial rule of the Indian sub-continent and the Malaysian Peninsular. Hobson-Jobson (derived from the Islamic cry at the celebration of Muhurram 'Ya Hasan, ya Hosain' is shorthand for the assimilation of foreign words to the sound pattern of the adopting language. This dictionary, compiled in the late-19th century, is an invaluable source which has never been superseded. It is an essential book for all who are interested in English etymology and the development of the language.

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