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6 days ago · This is a Swadesh list of Celtic languages, specifically Proto-Celtic, Proto-Brythonic, Breton, Cornish, Welsh, Old Irish, Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Manx, compared with that of English. Presentation For further information, including the full final version of the list, read the Wikipedia article: Swadesh list.
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5 days ago · Presentation  For further information, including the full final version of the list, read the Wikipedia article: Swadesh list. American linguist Morris Swadesh believed that languages changed at measurable rates and that these could be determined even for languages without written precursors.
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From Early Modern English familie (not in Middle English), from Latin familia (“the servants in a household, domestics collectively”), from famulus (“servant”) or famula (“female servant”), from Old Latin famul, of obscure origin. Perhaps derived from or cognate to Oscan famel (“servant”).(Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfæm(ɪ)li/(General American) IPA(key): /ˈfæm(ə)li/, /ˈfæmɪli/(General New Zealand) IPA(key): /ˈfɛm(ɘ)li/Hyphenation: fa‧mi‧ly, fam‧ily
family (countable and uncountable, plural families) 1. (countable) A group of people who are closely related to one another (by blood, marriage or adoption); kin; for example, a set of parents and their children; an immediate family. 1.1. Our familylives in town. 1.1. 1892, Walter Besant, “Prologue: Who is Edmund Gray?”, in The Ivory Gate: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers,[…], OCLC 16832619: 1.1.1. Such a scandal as the prosecution of a brother for forgery—with a verdict of guilty—is a most truly horrible, deplorable, fatal thing. It takes the respectability out of a family perhaps at a critical moment, when the family is just assuming the robes of respectability:[…]it is a black spot which all the soaps ever advertised could never wash off. 1.2. 2013 June 1, “Towards the end of poverty”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8838, page 11: 1.2.1. America’s poverty line is $63 a day for a familyof four. In the richer parts of the emerging world $4 a day is the poverty barr...
family (not comparable) 1. Suitable for children and adults. 1.1. It's not good for a date, it's a familyrestaurant. 1.2. Some animated movies are not just for kids, they are familymovies. 2. Conservative, traditional. 2.1. The cultural struggle is for the survival of familyvalues against all manner of atheistic amorality. 3. (slang) Homosexual. 3.1. I knew he was familywhen I first met him.family (people) on Wikipedia.WikipediaFamily (biology) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia“family” in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.“family” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.family in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.
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