Duolingo is the most popular way to learn languages in the world. Best of all, it's 100% free!

https://www.duolingo.com/jksung

An essay on the origins of the word 'essay'

jksung
  • 17
  • 5
  • 4

Just read this fascinating piece on the word 'essay', examining its use by King James and the link to Montaigne in France.

Really worth a read and I'll never look at the French verb 'essayer' or the english noun 'essay' the same way again:

http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/ill-defined-plot

3 years ago

1 Comment


https://www.duolingo.com/Carolyn250

Thank you. Having marked about a bazillion of them through the course of my career, it was nice reading a bit about them.

3 years ago