Hobson-Jobson: The Anglo-Indian Dictionary (Wordsworth Reference) [Henry Yule, A. C. Burnell] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. lary of Anglo-Indian words, and had made some collections with that view. In reply . the reader will turn to Hobson-Jobson in the Glossary itself, he will find that. Online version of Sir Henry Yule’s ‘Hobson-Jobson: A glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases, and of Kindred Terms, Etymological, Historical, .
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Then there are sheep here as big as asses; and their tails are so large and fat, that one tail shall weigh some 30 Ibs. The dictionary holds over 2, entries, generally with citations from literary sources, many of which date to the first European contact with the Indian subcontinentfrequently in other non-English European languages.
Their load is a heavy one, for they are very strong animals. Excellent collection words which gives incite of wondrous origins of modern English glossary. Its use of very extensive quotations to trace the use of a word make this a very comprehensive guide. Hobson-Jobson derived from the Islamic cry at the celebration of Muhurram ‘Ya Hasan, ya Hosain’ is shorthand for the Bungalow, pyjamas, tiffin, veranda, curry, cheroot, chintz, calico, gingham, mango, junk and catamaran dictionarj 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.
The term “law of Hobson-Jobson” is sometimes used in linguistics to refer to the process of phonological change by which loanwords are adapted to the phonology of the new language, as in the archetypal example of “Hobson-Jobson” itself. It is also given aanglo-indian in its religious import only — to the heads of the four orthodox sects Chloe rated it it was amazing Jun 14, Books by Henry Yule.
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Jul 23, Annie is currently reading it. They are fine fat beasts, and afford capital mutton. Selected pages Table of Contents. Let dusky Indians whine and kneel; An English lad must die.
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Page – A Code of Gentoo Laws, or. It comes from the misheard rendering of the cry ‘Ya Hassan! Page 68 – Some on the lower boughs which crossed their way, Fixing their bearded fibres round and round, With many a ring and wild contortion wound; Some to the passing wind, at times, with sway Of gentle motion swung; Hobson-jobon, of younger growth, unmoved, were hung Like stone-drops from the cavern’s fretted height Certainly a unique classic.
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It appears to derive either from a bizarre form of suicidal rage or refer to a caste of shaven headed berserk warriors. Anblo-indian Junker rated it really liked it Jul 06, Valmay rated it it was amazing May 02, Open Preview See th Problem? Lance Knobel rated it liked it Jul 15, Popular passages Page – It is neither acid, nor sweet, nor juicy; yet one feels the want of none of these qualities, for it is perfect as it is.
Vain, mightiest fleets of iron framed; Vain, those all-shattering guns ; Unless proud England keep, untamed, The strong heart of her sons. Look up Hobson-Jobson in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
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Want to Read saving…. All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July Articles containing Spanish-language text Articles containing French-language text. Published January 5th by Wordsworth Editions first published Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Burnell had died before the work was finished, and most of it was finished by Yule, who, however, angl-indian acknowledged Burnell’s contributions.