Loanwords: Helpful or Harmful?

A loanword is a word which has been adopted from another language, although this process is often much more permanent than its name would suggest. Even the word “loanword” is a calque of the German “Lehnwort”; the original term is a combination of “lehnen” (to borrow, to lend) and “wort” (word), and this has been […]

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