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    if webster wrote the first dictionary, where did he find the words?

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    From oral speech. Compiling a list of the known words at the time and adding a definition for them. Webster did not create the words as they already existed.  



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dictionary  This historical on dictionaries provides reference clues to the origin of our languages. Every word we utter today has origin in ancestry and evolved to modern meaning. In english we find the increased application of words and terms that originate in the languishes of others  Our history of integration is, as well, our future also.  



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