studying the clues buried by words. __1__
These philologists, such as the language detectives are called, have traced __2__
the word trail back from peoples in Europe, India, South Africa, the Americas,
and the Pacific islands in a tiny nameless, and forgotten tribe that roamed central __3__
Eurasia 5000 to 6000 years ago, before the dawn of writing history. __4__
Since a long time scholars have been puzzled over the striking __5__
difference of words in different languages. In Dutch, vader; in Latin, pater;in __6__
old Irish, athir; in Persian, pidar;in the Sanskrit of distant India, pitr.
These words all sounded likely and meant the same thing—“father” __7__
Where did it happen that widely separated peoples used such __8__
close related sound symbols? The problem baffled linguists for years. The more so __9__
because “father” was but one of a host of such coincidences. Towards the end
of the 18 century it dawned on scholars that perhaps all these words stemmed __10__
from some common language.
(be) buried in 意思为 “被…所掩盖,掩蔽于…”
3. 将第一个and改为to (这个句子长,小心上当呀)
以便和前文的from构成搭配 “from…to…”,表示 “从……到……”.
“有文字记载的历史”英语为 “written history”.
5. 将Since改为 For
因为since做介词, 表示 “自从……起” 之意时,后面一般不跟表示一段时间的名词.
likely 意思为 “很可能的”,不做 “相同的,相似的”解.
10. 将18改为 18th.
The more so because “father” was but one of a host of such coincidences.
这句话的the more so because是什么意思呢, 以为人家出版社错了,不过看两本资料都这么写. 有谁看得懂么?还是说真的是出错了.
原来the more so because意思为: 更何况.
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