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Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Our multinational language

Here I am blithely talking about the English language, when actually our language has borrowed ( or should I say hi-jacked, stolen, ransacked, robbed and kidnapped) from over 300 other languages. Have a think about it. Most of our words for food, for music, for some animals, plants and types of landscape have come into English through long-term borrowing.

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