WAIT, William Henry

WAIT, William Henry. McConnell, Illinois 1854? — Ann Arbor 28.2.1939. U.S. Linguist and Germanist. Son of Nelson W. and Mary Catherine Root. Graduated B.A. 1879 from Northwestern University, A.M. there 1882. Ph.D. 1888 Allegheny. From 1883 taught at Illinois Wesleyan University. Further studies at Berlin and Bonn. In 1895-1901 Instructor of Greek, Latin and Sanskrit at University of Michigan, later on taught German there until 1925. Married 1888 Clara Widenham Hadley.

Publications: on Greek.

Sources: The University of Michigan. An Encyclopedic Survey. 2, 1951, 608f.; www.lib.umich.edu/faculty-history/faculty/william-henry-wait/memoir (years of birth and death missing, for them see http://genealogytrails.com/ill/stephenson/reunionmitty.html).

WALDE, Alois. Innsbruck 30.11.1869 — Innsbruck 3.10.1924. Austrian IE and Classical Scholar. Ph.D. 1894 Innsbruck. PD there 1895 and eo. Professor 1904-09, In 1909-12 Professor of Comparative Linguistics at Giessen and in 1912 had the same chair at Innsbruck. In 1924 accepted position at Breslau, but died before going there.

Publications: Die germanischen Auslautsgesetze. Halle 1900.

Lateinisches etymologisches Wörterbuch. 47+870 p. Idg. Bibl. Heidelberg 1906, rev. 2nd ed. 31+1044 p. H. 1910, 3rd ed. rev. by J. B. Hoffmann. H. 1938.

Vergleichendes Wörterbuch der indogermanischen Sprachen. Hrsg. von J. Pokorny. 1-2. 877+716 p. B. 1927-30.

Sources: *Autobiography in Idg. Jb. 10, 1924-25, 421-424 with bibliography; briefly D.B.E. 10, 1999, 300; Wikipedia.

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