Sl- is for Sleaze but Sn- is for Sneeze!

RRP - $40.50   Our Price - $39.95  Paperback
Add to cartQuestions?

Colin Williams

  • Sl- is for Sleaze but Sn- is for Sneeze!


Age Range: 6 to 18
2018
ISBN: 9781985830899

Do consonant clusters have integral meaning in and of themselves? This book offers a fascinating insight into the world of consonants and their hidden meanings. It investigates the sound symbolism behind English consonant clusters and looks at why sw- swings and swaggers, gl- gleams and glows and wh- whoops and whistles. It traces the etymologies of some of our most evocative words back to some surprising ancient roots. "Sl- is for Sleaze but Sn- is for Sneeze!" is a well-researched and entertaining read, accessible to both the linguist and the interested reader.