This post is for Mr. Phil's Class 4, 5, 6, which is looking at Ancient Civilizations and what traces of them we fine in our modern times. Here is a series of short, artfully crafted stop-motion animations explaining the origin of individual English language words.
"In its final form, Mysteries of Vernacular will contain 26 etymological installments, one for each letter of the alphabet. Each episode takes more than 80 hours to create between the research, construction of the book, and animation. If you find yourself charmed, please consider making a donation. to mysteriesofvernacular.com"
Mysteries of Vernacular: Hearse from Myriapod Productions on Vimeo.
Mysteries of Vernacular: Clue from Myriapod Productions on Vimeo.
Mysteries of Vernacular: Pants from Myriapod Productions on Vimeo.