In this series we're gonna look at a list of "loanwords" and/or borrowings.These words are derived from others languages. Be sure not to confuse them with "cognates" and "calques" and "false friends". What are those? I'm glad you ask.
As I'm paging through my notes from my varsity days- calques are word-for-word translations borrowed from another language. For instance, 'it goes without saying' calques the French ça va sans dire.
And cognates... don't get me started on those S.O.Bs. Well, basically, cognates share a common etymological origin. Lert's see, dish, desk and disk and tisch (German) are cognates, and they all come from discus (Latin). What do they have in common? Flat surfaces, of course.
There are words that look similar, but their meanings are different. These lil rascals are "false friends". That's why I'm a proud introvert circa 2010. But I digress. False friends... easy! Estate means summer in Italian.
Feel like a dummy yet?
So, here we go words from all over the world- in alphabetical order- we have
Next time Arabic words. It's a doozy, y'all. Here's a little preview.