Australian Aboriginal Words In Dictionaries: A Reaction
A recent evaluation of how English dictionaries have treated the etymologies of some words borrowed from Australian languages was based on the authors own etymologies. I have examined one of these, for boomerang, and show that it incorporates inaccuracies and distortions, and that the criticism of J. A. H. Murrays etymology is unfounded. I suggest how the authors methodology may have led him astray.
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