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Bad writers—especially scientific, political, and sociological writers—are nearly always haunted by the notion that Latin or Greek words are grander than Saxon ones. - George Orwell

English has so many borrowings from Latin. Why choose so many words from Latin (and French) when there are so many great inborn English and Germanic words we already have? This site seeks to help you choose true Germanic words or words that spring from English, not only from Old English, but new words from English as well, rather than French or Latin words, as well as letting you choose inborn Germanic words rather than inkhorn Latin words or words from French or other tongues. There are also some New English words taken from or made new from Old English or Germanic roots, instead of words from French or Latin and other tongues, although I think it's best to wield the words we already have when we can.

The English Wordnet thesaurus/wordhoard book should be coming soon! As the wordhoard has so many words, it takes a lot of time to get it ready. In the meantime, you can take these quizzes to see a little of what you already know.

This book will be helpful, above all, to language purists, fantasy writers (like Game of Thrones, Vikings, Starcraft) and sci-fi writers and gamers, "Plain English" backers, folks who love English and Old English, and any others who would rather work with inborn English and Germanic words rather than all the borrowings from Latin and French. While it is true that all tongues borrow words, wielding older and inborn roots can help you think more highly of English in a new way. Long live the roots of our lovely tongue!

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