Some Observations on Morphophonological Adaptation of English-derived ...

Jun 22, 2015 by

As discussed in an earlier post, loanwords (i.e. words borrowed from another language) often bear their foreign origins on their sleeve, so to speak. However, it is not true that loanwords always retain their pristine phonological...

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From ship to shore

Sep 29, 2011 by

As mentioned in the previous posting, many words and expressions in English come from the naval slang. Some such expression have etymology that is fairly transparent as they refer to parts of the ship (e.g. steer clear of something...

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Celebrating the “great and powerful”

Jun 10, 2010 by

June 6 — also the birthday of the famous Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin — was for the first time celebrated as the Day of the Russian Language, thanks to the UN decision which proclaimed special holidays for all six...

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