The study of languages is truly fascinating – how it moved between continents and countries is reflected in similar sounding words in languages that are separated by immense geographic distance, how it developed from the older languages like Latin and Sanskrit, how certain words were absorbed as cultures met.
The English language is full of such examples – words taken from European neighbors, or from the languages of people who, over centuries, migrated to England. Here are some interesting examples, absorbed from the original Yiddish, French, Spanish and Chinese. There are hundreds more!
Borrowed Words: The International Origin of Words Commonly Used in English:
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