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Title:May We Borrow Your Language?: How English Steals Words From All Over the World
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Author:Philip Gooden
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May We Borrow Your Language?: How English Steals Words From All Over the World by Philip Gooden

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC May We Borrow Your Language?: How English Steals Words From All Over the World p The English language that is spoken by one billion people around the world is a linguistic mongrel its vocabulary a diverse mix resulting from centuries of borrowing from other tongues From the Celtic languages of pre Roman Britain to Norman French from the Vikings Old Scandinavian to Persian Sanskrit Algonquian Cantonese and Hawaiian amongst a host of others we have enriched our modern language with such words as tulip slogan doolally avocado moccasin ketchup and ukulele p p May We Borrow Your Language explores the intriguing and unfamiliar stories behind scores of familiar words that the English language has filched from abroad in so doing it also sheds fascinating light on the wider history of the development of the English we speak today p p Full of etymological nuggets to intrigue and delight the reader this is a gift book for word buffs to cherish as cerebrally stimulating as it is more ishly entertaining p

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