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Full text of "The Loom Of Language"

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ENGLISH         FRENCH       SPANISH      GUESE          ITALIAN

The correspondence English -wf, French -ide> Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
O) also occurs in the Romance equivalents to hquid3 rapid, solid) timid) etc
admirable
aereo
agradable
solo

ambiguo
divertido
antiguo
enfadado
anual

The correspondence English -<z/3 French -eI9 Spanish -a/, Portuguese -al,
Itahan -dfe, also occurs in the Romance equivalents to artificial* gradual)
material) natural) universal) usual) sexual) etc

admirable
	admirable

aerial
	aenen,ne

agreeable
	agreable

alone
	seul,e

ambiguous
	ambigu,e

amusing
	amusant,e

ancient
	ancien, ne

angry
	fache,e

annual
	annuel,le

admiravel
	ammirabile

ae"reo
	aereo

agradavel
	gradevole

s6
	solo

ambiguo
	ambiguo

divertido
	divertente

antigo
	antico

enfadado
	adirato

anual
	annuale

astonished          6tonne>
	atomto
	surpreendido
	sorpreso

avaricious           avare
	avaro
	avaro
	avaro

bad                     mauvais,e
	malo
	mau
	cattivo

beautiful             beau, belle
	bello
	belo
	bello


	heimoso
	formoso
	

bent (curved)      courbe,e
	curvo
	curvo
	curvo

bitter (in taste)    amer, ere
	amargo
	amargo
	amaro

black                  noir^e
	negro
	pr£to
	nero

blind                   aveugle
	ciego
	cego
	cieco

blue                    bleu,e
	azul
	azul
	azzurro

blunt (not sharp) emousse^e
	embotado
	desafiado
	smussato

boiling               boudlant,e
	hirviente
	fervente
	bollente

bright (shining) bnllant,e
	brillante
	brilhante
	brillante

brown                brun,e
	moreno
	moreno
	marrone

busy                  occup6,e
	ocupado
	ocupado
	occupato

cautious              prudence
	cauto
	cauto
	cauto

cheap                 bon-marche
	barato
	barato
	a buonmercato


	
	
	poco caro

cheerful              gai,e
	alegre
	alegre
	allegro

chemical             chimique
	quimico
	quimico
	chimico

circular               circulaire
	circular
	circular
	circolare

The correspondence Enghsh -ular, French -ulaire, Spanish, Portuguese
-ulaT) Italian -olare also occurs in the Romance equivalents to molecular) muscular)
perpendicular) popular3 secular3 etc

clean
	propre
	limpio

clear
	clair,e
	claro

closed
	ferme,e
	cerrado

cold
	froid,e
	frio

comfortable
	confortable
	c6modo

comic
	comique
	c6mico

limpo

claro

fechado

frio

c6modo

c6mico

pulito

chiaro

chiuso

freddo

comodo

comico

The correspondence Enghsh -tc3 French -tque3 Spanish, Portuguese, Itahan
-ico also occurs in the Romance equivalents to domestic, elastic) electnC) energetic^
scientific, etc
commercial         commercial,e   comercial        comercial          commerciale
common             commute       comiin            comum             comune
(general)