Cathy asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

英文的單字RE 和 MAN 的問題??

請問大家一下

(1)RE這個字代表什麼意思呢??是有從其他古文衍生而來的嗎??

(2)MAN為什麼複數是用MEN,而不是用MAN加S呢??

麻煩大家不要用奇摩上的字典哦...先謝謝大家的答案唷!!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    (1)re-

    pref.

    1. Again; anew: rebuild. (有"再"一次以及重新再來的意思。如:Rebuild)

    2. Backward; back: recall. (有返回的意思)

    3. Used as an intensive: refine. (用來作加強語氣的字使用)

    [Middle English, from Old French, from Latin]

    (為中古時代英語,從古法文以及阿丁衍生而來的)

    (2)

    Actually the irregular plurals such as "man" --> "men", "foot --> feet", "mouse" --> "mice" are a remnant of the "glorious" Anglo-Saxon times (depending on taste), and a sign of old Germanic kinship (compare German "Mann" - "Männer", "Fuss" - "Füsse", "Maus" - "Mäuse", etc.). So they are very English and very Germanic.

    實際上很多不規則複數如 "man" --> "men", "foot --> feet", "mouse" --> "mice" 是輝煌安格魯薩克斯時代的遺風以及古德文的符號 (比較德文中 "Mann" - "Männer", "Fuss" - "Füsse", "Maus" - "Mäuse", etc.),所以可以說這些不規則複數名詞很英文也可以說很德文。

    Many irregular plurals in English derive from the same irregular nouns in the Germanic languages.

    For example, German "Mann" - "Männer", "Fuss" - "Füsse", "Maus" - "Mäuse", etc.

    很多英文中不規則的複數詞是從德國語言中不規則的名詞衍生的。

    舉例來說:German "Mann" - "Männer", "Fuss" - "Füsse", "Maus" - "Mäuse", etc.

    Source(s): 網路資源與自己翻譯
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  • 華齡
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    1 decade ago

    Re的意思通常都是 回來的 "回" 或 是重來的 "重"

    For example:-

    Recycle - 資源回收

    Return - 歸還

    Reborn - 從生

    英文有很多字都像"Re"這樣, 接到別的字上. 比如說 "Un"

    Man很單存的就是英文的文法規訂, 是要背的...

    For example: -

    Man - Men

    Woman - Women

    Foot - Feet

    Child - Children

    Tooth - Teeth

    這些就沒有為什麼, 多數的單字就是不一樣.

    Source(s): 長期在國外住的我
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