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Henry Yule

English is a rather predatory language that snatches words and phrases from other tongues, making them its own. and few cultures have added more than India and the Asian sub-continent.

The man who chronicled the words loaned to the English language was the geographer, Orientalist and travel writer Sir Henry Yule whose Anglo-Indian dictionary has never been out of print. Read more ›››

Y is for Henry Yule

Henry Yule

With a name like Yule you could be forgiven for thinking that this is yet another festive ABC Wednesday entry, but my Henry Yule had little to do with Christmas.

He was the Victorian geographer, Orientalist and travel writer who jointly compiled the first Anglo-Indian dictionary of words loaned to the English language and one that has never been out of print. Read more ›››

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