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Query Subject:   English loanwords
Author:   Dave Roberts
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Lexicography

Query:   About 40 English loanwords have been integrated into Kabiye, in spite of there never having been any direct contact between the two languages. The borrowing occurs through intermediate languages such as Hausa, Ewe and Akan. I am interested in knowing how common this is. Please can anyone provide examples from other languages, if possible identifying the language that served as an intermediary? I'm particularly interested in examples from Francophone Africa, but other areas of the world might be interesting too.
LL Issue: 24.4105
Date posted: 18-Oct-2013



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