COMD Ch6

COMD Ch6 - Process COMD2050:Chapter6 Newwords Etymology:...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style  10/19/09 Word and Word-Formation  Process COMD 2050:  Chapter 6
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 10/19/09 New words Etymology: the study of the origin and history of a  word How are new words created?
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 10/19/09 Coinage The invention of a totally new word.  It does not  happen often.  Its usually a specific brand name  that becomes a generic term. Neologism: a new word in a given language, a  newly invented word. Eponym: new word based on the name of a  person or place
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 10/19/09 Borrowing Occurs when a word from another language is  incorporated into our vocabularies. Ngumbo (African) -> gumbo Mardi Gras (French) Chocolate (Mexican) karaoke (Japanese)
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 10/19/09 Borrowing Word Source Language   Alcohol Arabic Zebra Bantu Graffiti Italian Yogurt Turkish Pretzel German Vampire Serbo-Croatian Bayou Ojibwa (Native American language) Rodeo Spanish
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 10/19/09 Borrowing Loan translation/calque:  a type of borrowing in  which the parts of a word from another language  are directly translated into the borrowing  language. Perros calientes = hot dogs Wolkenkratzer = cloud scraper
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 10/19/09 Compounding Two existing words are joined to produce a new 
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