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loanwords and loan translations

English takes many of its words from different languages around the world. These words are broadly known as borrowings, and are subdivided into two categories: loanwords and loan translations.
A loanword is a term taken from another language and used without translation; it has a specific meaning that (typically) does not otherwise exist in a single English word. Sometimes the word’s spelling or pronunciation (or both) is slightly altered to accommodate English orthography, but, in most cases, it is preserved in its original language.
A loan translation (also known as a calque), on the other hand, is a word or phrase taken from another language but translated (either in part or in whole) to corresponding English words while still retaining the original meaning.
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A word adopted from another language and completely or partially naturalized, as very and hors d'oeuvre, both from French.



a word in one language that has been borrowed from another language and usu. naturalized, as wine, taken into Old English from Latin vinum, or macho, taken into Modern English from Spanish.
[1870–75; translation of German Lehnwort]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loanword - a word borrowed from another language; e.g. `blitz' is a German word borrowed into modern English
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
Latinism - a word or phrase borrowed from Latin
Gallicism - a word or phrase borrowed from French
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How can a foreign borrowed word be more appealing to a person than the language in his blood?
Malay language is a language that has many borrowed words, Allah also is a borrowed word," Andrew argued.
It also allows the retrieval of idioms (see fare fiasco), adaptations, translations or words borrowed from other languages--mostly Ancient Greek, Latin, and, starting from the second half of the eighteenth century, French (for example, see the entry for the word opera, without any other specification; probably, as LesMu points out, this word began as Italian jargon which, after circulating outside, later came back to Italy as a borrowed word from French).
In order to determine the laws of adaption, she investigates whether a borrowed word preserves the shape in had in the source language, or changes to match the phonetic rules of Tuvan.
It seems that where a borrowed word has three or more vowels in a row, some are deleted so that at most two remain.
When the whole speech group incorporates a word from one language into the other, the borrowed word becomes firmly established in the speech community.
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Often this is simply a literal, but accurate, clever translation and may end up replacing the borrowed word.
The check up is intended to search for borrowed words, ignoring the intention behind, which may not be as worse as is taken for.
Kazakh, a Turkic language, has very little in common with Russian save for some borrowed words.
93 billion) in financial inducemen to Northern Ireland to, in the borrowed words of a weak and vacillating former British prime minister, Neville Chamberlain, buy peace in May's time.
1 uses linguistic evidence to determine the geographic region in which Hungarian borrowed words from WOT, which he determines to be the Kuban-Don region.