Wortherkunft - The history and languages of origin of words and phrases.

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Herkunft – aber richtig!

Gibt es einen identifizierbaren Ursprung für die nachgestellte Floskel aber richtig, der bspw. ein Substantiv, Infinitiv, Imperativ oder Partizip vorausgeht? Man findet dies bspw. als Buchtitel und ...
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Etymology of nouns “Rede” and “Gespräch” comparing to verbs “reden” and “sprechen”

I would like to know, why does the noun Rede means speech while the verb reden means to talk and, similarly, Gespräch means conversation while sprechen means to speak? Intuitively speaking, Gespräch ...
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how to interpret the meaning of 'jedoch' in terms of 'je' and 'doch'?

As 'jedoch' arises as the combination of 'je' and 'doch', I am wondering how to deduce the fundamental meaning of 'jedoch' from those of 'je' and 'doch'?