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The use of reconstructions and attestations in the Oxford English Dictionary

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Presented at Etymology 1 session
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The primary focus of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is to trace back the origin and development of English words definitively. This is achieved principally through attested forms and other evidence relating to the words in question. However, reconstructions of pre-historical forms are also used, particularly when there is shortage of original data. As a contributor to the OED, I am often asked to identify, or verify the supposed Finnish, Hungarian, or, generally, Finno-Ugric (FU) origin ...

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Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
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