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

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 anglo-ijdian, as in the archetypal example of “Hobson-Jobson” itself. Sir Henry Yule was a Scottish Orientalist.

Valmay rated it it was amazing May 02, 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.

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The Concise Hobson-Jobson: An Anglo-Indian Dictionary

The entry gives lengthy quotations showing the history of the use of the word in English and at times other european languages ; these themselves take up a few pages of closely typed text. Gaydon Phillips rated it it was amazing Dec 26, Alison rated it liked it Oct 20, Views Read Edit View history. Published January 5th by Wordsworth Editions first published 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: User Review – Flag as inappropriate Here’s a sample of the quality of scanning: And thus, with eyes that would not shrink, With knee to man unbent, Unfaltering on its dreadful brink, To his red grave he went.

Page – Some Seiks, and a private of the Buffs, having remained behind with the grog-carts, fell into the hands of the Chinese. Murray- British – pages.