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Foreign words entering the English language

 
 
Reply Tue 23 Jan, 2018 06:21 am
Would you please help me find articles (on the WWW) that say or affirm that nowadays ESL speakers are more numerous than native speakers and, consequently, the latter should "accept" or come to the terms with the fact that more and more foreign words are entering and will enter the English language?

Thank you.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 23 Jan, 2018 06:26 am
No, there's no reason to do that. English has incorporated foreign words and phrases in large quantities for centuries. It's one of the strengths of the language. At the same time, English remains the language of business and commerce, and anything from foreign sources which is not grammatical, or which doesn't make sense is ignored--as it should be.

Maybe there are such articles, but they will be pure BS.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 23 Jan, 2018 06:49 am
Setanta is correct. English started off with two foreign languages, (Norse and Anglo Saxon,) being jammed together, then there's Latin and French influences not to mention all the new words associated with exploration and empire.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lists_of_English_words_of_foreign_origin
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 23 Jan, 2018 02:12 pm
@paok1970,
Me, Paok, I'd come to terms

S'more worldly
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camlok
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jan, 2018 12:39 pm
@Setanta,
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Maybe there are such articles, but they will be pure BS.


Now that is scientific!
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