Tag: borrowing

17 In languages with grammatical gender, how do they determine the gender when a new word has been created? 2013-01-07T23:55:17.263

16 How do tone languages assign phonemic tones to loanwords from non-tone languages? 2012-04-12T19:34:15.610

14 What's this loanword phenomenon called? 2011-12-07T04:00:35.447

14 Did Georgian ever have a native word for "dolphin"? 2012-09-05T19:12:18.667

10 Are English 'butterfly', German 'Butterfliege' and Dutch 'botervlieg' cognates? 2012-01-15T16:21:02.787

10 Are tones "preserved" when borrowing between unrelated tonal languages? 2013-09-28T13:12:50.820

10 Has a spoken language ever borrowed a word from a signed language? 2013-11-02T20:42:07.943

10 Has any language ever borrowed an interrogative or relative pronoun? 2014-08-20T03:11:38.267

9 Is دشمن ("enemy" in Persian) borrowed from δυσμενής ("hostile" in ancient Greek)? 2013-12-11T17:38:09.407

8 Is a loanword also a cognate or are the two terms mutually exclusive? 2013-10-09T07:41:20.483

8 Did Uralic borrow basic vocabulary from PIE, and if so why? 2014-08-09T19:51:46.247

8 Term for borrowing an inflected form as an uninflected form 2016-11-25T09:44:32.503

8 Languages preserving loanword inflections 2017-05-05T15:04:03.310

7 Mutual lexical borrowings between Arabic, Persian and Turkish: a reference request 2012-10-16T13:05:07.250

7 Do loanwords usurp existing words? 2013-01-13T10:58:35.690

7 Why did English borrow more from Latin and Greek than, e.g., German did, in scientific and philosophical subjects? 2013-01-18T02:39:08.960

7 Examples of Borrowing Languages 2014-09-29T11:33:52.700

5 What are some reasons languages get picked as source languages for neologisms 2011-09-18T15:30:59.397

5 Could the Mandarin word "要" (yāo) and the Thai word "เอา" (ao), both meaning "to want" be related? 2013-09-02T03:36:40.557

5 How are foreign terms incorporated into the Arabic system of vowel alternation? 2013-10-13T03:03:49.727

5 Arabic and Persian loans in Turkish 2014-05-09T11:00:33.043

5 What phonological process changes е to ё in Russian? 2015-12-10T17:57:13.780

5 Sami loanwords in Swedish language 2017-07-29T05:42:53.757

4 Are there any linguistic factors that influence the degree to which a language accepts loanwords? 2012-07-03T01:10:05.420

4 Is the similarity between the Arabic word Gayyid and the English word Good due to a borrowing? 2013-02-20T19:55:58.053

4 Some common features of unrelated languages: Turkish and Persian 2014-04-17T10:23:06.120

4 c- in Irish clann "offspring" 2015-09-20T00:33:46.513

4 Historical development of English pronunciation(s) of "hygiene" 2016-08-03T08:38:22.273

4 In Arabic loanwords, why does Persian change the short vowels with different vowels instead of matching them with long counterparts? 2017-01-31T05:42:01.203

4 Borrowing words along with the articles or other grammatical parts (like Spanish from Arabic) 2017-07-20T12:38:21.223

4 Which languages have absorbed the most vocabulary from Russian, and which languages have influenced its vocabulary? 2018-03-04T00:33:11.687

3 Is the word, "problem," new to non-English languages? 2012-03-14T18:14:06.360

3 Are there any loanwords between Turkish and Armenian? 2013-03-26T16:22:05.840

3 How is tone assigned to loanwords borrowed from non-tonal languages? 2013-04-29T18:45:49.210

3 Why is the Lao word for tea "ຊາ" (saa) and not "ຈາ" (chaa)? 2013-09-14T09:30:11.083

3 Is Mongolian "шинэ" / "ᠰᠢᠨ᠎ᠠ", meaning "new", a borrowing of Chinese "新"? 2013-12-11T03:58:17.497

3 Reasons for things named same way in seemingly unrelated languages 2014-06-13T00:53:44.620

3 Pronunciation in languages from East Asia of words that are Japanese loanwords in English 2014-06-22T06:33:22.520

3 English & Competing Borrowings: How many "pre-Norman" loanwords are known to have been replaced by "post-Hastings" ones? 2015-08-19T17:25:57.260

3 Does Sanskrit really have a large proportion of borrowings from non IE stock? 2017-06-26T08:28:11.330

3 Why does Hebrew transcribe Akkadian š as s? 2018-03-04T02:17:41.257

2 Constructing/borrowing of complex scientific/technological/financial vocabulary in Esperanto 2014-04-11T07:39:14.063

2 Base language of Mitanni Texts 2015-08-10T11:28:05.590

2 Why do loanwords tend to be more polite, formal, technical, etc. than native words? 2015-12-09T07:23:48.877

2 Other languages that borrow as promiscuously as English? 2016-03-07T16:13:49.633

2 Can anybody recommend some textbooks/articles that deal with the adaption of loan words into Spanish? 2017-04-26T16:54:47.983

1 Is there a source that lists English Loanwords into Mandarin Chinese? 2014-08-08T15:26:48.273

1 Why are the Turkeys name in reference to other cultures? 2015-10-17T17:30:09.710

1 Treatment of final E's in loanwords to English 2015-11-11T02:27:01.740

1 Why are raccoons called "washbears" in many languages? 2016-04-20T12:34:42.660

1 What factors influence the way we adapt loanwords into English? 2016-07-11T20:45:52.333

1 Which of 可爱/可愛い was exported to the other between Chinese and Japanese? 2016-10-23T17:55:57.720

1 Word classification and labeling 2017-01-19T21:30:20.263

1 Greek words with initial "ia" instead of "a" 2017-05-26T13:49:46.780

0 Name of the act of borrowing linguistic concepts from different languages 2016-07-15T13:36:47.160

0 Is the the Turkish word kin 'hate, venom etc' restricted to Anatolian-Turkish only? 2017-03-18T15:17:27.237

0 Why are some words to express country names different between Chinese and Japanese? 2017-03-20T09:34:31.100

0 Arabic verb باست : borrowed from Farsi? 2017-04-17T12:45:51.880

0 How many words in Japanese are originally from Chinese? 2017-07-22T10:46:43.873

-1 How did the name for st Peter become to be rendered as "Peter" in English, and why is not rendered as "stone" or "rock" 2015-09-08T08:47:01.980