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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Essential reading for those keen to explore the social history of British India.

The phrase ‘a muck’ as in “to run amok” has a convoluted history: Page – And upon the beasts were there strong towers of wood, which covered every one of them, and were girt fast unto them with devices: It appears to derive either from a bizarre form of suicidal rage or refer to a caste of shaven headed berserk warriors. Dani rated it it was amazing Mar 21, Michael Wormald rated it it was amazing May 19, Retrieved from ” https: Ordinations of the Pundits.

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Valerie Morton rated it really liked it May 21, The book is densely packed with words and their meanings and how these have changed over time. Roland rated it it was amazing Jul 14, Burnell had died before the work was finished, and most of it was finished by Yule, who, however, fully acknowledged Burnell’s contributions.

Let dusky Indians whine and kneel; An English lad must die. Unexpected Essays in the History of Lexicography, pp. It is also given — in anglo-inrian religious import only — to the heads of the four orthodox sects Doubtless inspired by the success of his books and others of a similar ilk, ‘Hobson Jobson’ is the republication of a Victorian dictionary of words from India, Asia and the East.

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The Concise Hobson-Jobson: An Anglo-Indian Dictionary by Henry Yule

Here’s a sample of the quality of scanning: Sadly, this book, whilst not without enjoyment, will not be greeted by many quite so enthusiastically. Alison rated it liked it Oct 20, Further analysis notes that such rhyming reduplication in English is generally either juvenile as in Humpty Dumpty or hokey-pokey or pejorative as in namby-pamby or mumbo-jumbo and that, further, Hobson and Jobson were stock characters in Victorian times, used to indicate a pair of yokels, clowns, or idiots compare Thomson and Thompson.

On the next morning they were brought before the authorities, and commanded to perform the kotou. To ask other readers questions about The Concise Hobson-Jobsonplease sign up. 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.


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The Concise Hobson-Jobson: An Anglo-Indian Dictionary

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Chris Junker rated it really liked it Jul 06, So, let his name through Europe ring — A man of mean estate, Who died, as firm as Sparta’s king, Because The title ‘Hobson Jobson’ comes from another term covered here but now sadly out of use – the name of “a native festal excitement”.

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