I am looking for a text file of a list of words (roughly the 5000-10000 most common English words) and their root word and root word language. My Google Fu only turns up single words or pages that I can type in a word to get to another page to get the etymology.
Wikipedia has some stuff, but it is sorted by language root, which is not what I am looking for.
I would like to have a long list of words in a text file so that I can manipulate it programatically. Comma separated or whatever, any format would be great.
Here is one use case:
Yoke - [list of words that have yoke in the etymological history] (Many, many many English words come from the root work for Yoke.)
All answers appreciated!
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on May 16, 2013 -
What is the average working vocabulary (and outliers) of various languages?
Is the working vocabulary of English English different from American English or Australian English? and how does this compare with other languages?
posted by adamvasco
on Apr 4, 2013 -
So I finally want to get a name / logo / site for my little side business(es). I do (German-English) translation, localisation and copywriting on the one hand, and I sew colourful accessories on the other. Unfortunately I can't even get past the "what do I call this thing?" hurdle. Can I even have just one name? [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM
on Apr 2, 2013 -
From Wikipedia, "Kintsukuroi is a Japanese technique of repairing broken ceramics with metal lacquer, usually gold or silver. The word in Japanese means to “to repair with gold”.The concept also includes the understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken."
However, I've not been able to find much more on the word beyond Pinterest and blogs. What other words (from any language) are similar, in that they are not just a specific term but can also have a philosophical meaning applied to them?
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on Mar 18, 2013 -
I need new swear words. The old ones aren't doing it for me any more. The more offensive, violent, bizarre, and onomatopoetical, the better. [more inside]
posted by goethean
on Feb 11, 2013 -
Which languages, if any, have the same word for "beak
" and "mouth
"? Or: which languages lack a specific word for referring only to a "beak" (aka the hard, pointy, front end of a bird
posted by Greg Nog
on Dec 27, 2012 -
PlaguingMeForYearsBecause IUsedToKnowItButForgotFilter: What's the word (I think
it's Greek in origin) for the atavistic phenomenon like the motor of a car being in the front of the vehicle simply because the horse was in the front of the cart...?
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on Dec 14, 2012 -
As a reader, how do you feel about invented language versus familiar words in imaginary worlds? [more inside]
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on Nov 21, 2012 -
I want to create a spreadsheet from the hyperlinks and words in a word list on Wiktionary. Please take me through the steps. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam
on Nov 20, 2012 -
Words like "crazy", "mad", "nutty", "idiot", "stupid", "dumb" and "weak" are often regarded as ableist slurs in Internet social justice circles. Is this view widespread or gaining currency in the offline world? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry
on Nov 18, 2012 -
Stamp collecting is philately. Coin collecting falls under numismatics (perhaps as a subdivision). Rock collecting is not really geology in the same way as the above terms are used. Is there a similar term for rock collecting?
posted by Jahaza
on Nov 3, 2012 -
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on Oct 18, 2012 -
Please suggest book covers (or others) I can look at that are extremely text-heavy images. [more inside]
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on Oct 10, 2012 -
What are some non-religious words or phrases for expressing good wishes/thoughts for the future, besides "hopefully?" [more inside]
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on Sep 13, 2012 -
Is there a term for, or linguistic function fulfilled by, the phrases "no yeah" and/or "yeah no" when used for the purpose of agreeing?
posted by CitrusFreak12
on Jul 18, 2012 -
Seeking English-language words that mean both a kitchen implement (knife, spoon, colander, pot…) and also a geomorphic or landscape feature (lake, river, mountain, bluff…)
Sinks and cauldrons all qualify, but here my early ay-em ingenuity runs out!
posted by tabubilgirl
on Apr 22, 2012 -
Settle A Couple's Fight: Has there ever seen a case , in a situation where the composer of the music and the writer of the words are separate people, the librettist is more famous and his contribution is popularly viewed as superior to the composer?
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on Apr 20, 2012 -
My bosses misuse words in very official, very important documents. Can I do anything about this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 26, 2012 -
What are some English words that contain a prefix, but the root is either not a word or is substantially unrelated to the prefixed word? [more inside]
posted by Geppp
on Mar 23, 2012 -
is someone who loves movies, but a cineaste
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posted by beautifulstuff
on Mar 22, 2012 -
Is there a resource where I can learn about the Greek and Latin words that commonly underlie words and names in English? I don't want to learn Greek or Latin, I'm talking about only
the words which are commonly useful as 'clues'. [more inside]
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on Mar 13, 2012 -
E.B. White and George Orwell both suggest that short, lively Saxon words are often better than long Latin ones. This rule has helped my own writing, but my thesaurus is still full of Greek and Latin. Is there a thesaurus that includes only Anglo-Saxon synonyms? Even better, is there one sortable by origin?
posted by ecmendenhall
on Mar 3, 2012 -
Is there a word for this? Independently coming up with a "breakthrough idea" that turns out to have been previously discovered and explored. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell
on Feb 23, 2012 -
Are there any words in English whose letters, when rearranged in every possible order, form a word in every case?
Example: son-- sno, nos, nso, osn, etc. Obviously this is not a correct answer.
If so, is there a word for it?
posted by bq
on Feb 18, 2012 -
Is there a dictionary word that defines when new technology mimics old technology unnecessarily? An example would be a cellphone ringtone that mimics an old fashioned phone with a bell on it. The culture is used to the bell sound although it is unnecessary in a digital culture. Also, what are other examples?
posted by sublimetym
on Feb 7, 2012 -
Can someone identify the words spoken at the beginning of Ground Zero's “Revolutionary Pekinese Opera” (“Opening ~ Flying Across The J.P.Yen”)? You can here the phrase spoken on youtube here
. I'm reasonably sure the voice is speaking Chinese.
posted by nfg
on Jan 25, 2012 -
What is (or is there?) a word for the speaking and listening equivalent of "illiterate", as it pertains to a particular language? [more inside]
posted by herrtodd
on Jan 16, 2012 -
Tell me some really touching, emotional, and meaningful ways someone has told (not shown) you they love you and how much they care about you without just saying "I love you". [more inside]
posted by gwenlister
on Dec 8, 2011 -
Good news everyone! I'm wasting an Ask on the term for hearing things in Professor Farnsworth's voice. [more inside]
posted by AmandaA
on Nov 17, 2011 -
How can I work on a more "natural" delivery (emphasis, pitch, etc.) when reading books aloud? [more inside]
posted by yersinia
on Nov 16, 2011 -
Is there a graphical representation of the number of english words, broken down by popular use? If not, is the raw data available online somewhere?
posted by parallax7d
on Sep 27, 2011 -
Is there a way to find out if 'petrol' or 'gas' is the most recognized word for vehicle fuel by country? [more inside]
posted by pb
on Sep 20, 2011 -
I like ClicheFinder and use it often to help me brainstorm clever titles for events and programs. What are some other sites that aggregate common word associations and turns of phrase? Or more general creative wordplay? [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Sep 1, 2011 -
What do these things have in common? Cheesemaking, home brewing, pickling, canning, smoking, etc. [more inside]
posted by libraryhead
on Jul 7, 2011 -
I'm trying to find a word that conveys both strength (foundation, well built framework, difficult to break, potential for growth) and efficiency (basic, best use of resources, no embellishments). [more inside]
posted by rebent
on Jun 29, 2011 -