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Synonyms for loanword

a word borrowed from another language


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Finnish loanwords are exceptionally included, the bulk of which entered Estonian in the first half of the 20th century.
This has proved problematic in Kiswahili when it adapts a loanword with a medial consonant cluster (CC) because it prefers open syllables to closed syllables.
A word like martini is then folk-etymologically integrated as ma-ti-ni, a new lexical item literally meaning `horse hits man', simply because of the paronymy between the Chinese morphemes and the English sounds and syllables; thus foreign word (not integrated) and loanword (integrated) may exist side by side.
Also in Estonian instead of the loanword meiud the name for 'birch' (usually pl.
I am inclined then to consider that this designation, as we will see below, is a synonym of nhl and it may well be a loanword from Emar.
Younger loanwords such as MariE teysz 'sea' (< Tatar deniz), however, do not follow the original distributional restrictions of z.
The proportion of loanwords among the neologisms, which were suggested to replenish written Livonian, is higher in those sources where the subject matter required plentiful use of neologisms (LKG; Livli AB; CDG 1966; LL s.
That means three German words are necessary to render the content of an English loanword.
this neglect has, in turn, led to terminological insufficiency whenever the analysis of loanwords is integrated with issues of loanword writing" (p.
Sponsored by the department of linguistics of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, the Loanword Typology project (LWT) was officially launched in 2004, with the goal of assembling data regarding words that tend to be borrowed among languages.
The first loanword analysed is ME brinie 'armour for the body; a coat of mail' (3).
The employment of a loanword which refers to a new object, idea or activity is easily understood, while a process of replacing one word by another with the same sense is sometimes triggered by factors difficult to comprehend.
All words can be found in Webster's Tenth Collegiate except for qi, a Chinese loanword meaning 'physical life-force'.
The former is a modified form of Arabic word Imam and the latter is a loanword from Persian, the original being Akhund.
Umami is a Japanese loanword referring to the fifth taste that loosely translates to "savory" or "enhanced.