4 Answered Questions for the topic Borrowing

05/20/19

Io facebucco', 'Tu facebucchi', 'Egli facebucca', and so on?

In un articolo di Michele Serra, noto per la rubrica 'L'Amaca', leggo:> ... se non *twitto* e non *facebucco* è perché mi pare di disturbare ...Credo che 'io twitto, tu twitti, ...' sia ormai... more

04/12/19

How are foreign terms incorporated into the Arabic system of vowel alternation?

I don't know much at all about the specifics of Arabic grammar, so this question might not make sense, but as I understand it, most Arabic words consist of a three-consonant root with vowels... more

03/18/19

Is the similarity between the Arabic word Gayyid and the English word Good due to a borrowing?

Why is the Arabic word **جید** (**jayyid**) which is pronounced **gayyid** in Egypt and means *good*, so similar to the word **good** or the German word **gut**? Is it a borrowing? (since the word... more

03/18/19

Arabic and Persian loans in Turkish?

Both Persian and Turkish - as have other "islamic" languages - have a great deal of Arabic vocabulary. Due to an (initially) favourable vowel inventory (and maybe due to the same script being used)... more

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