Words English Borrowed and Never Returned
Lecture no. 34 from the course: Building a Better Vocabulary
Taught by Professor Kevin Flanigan | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Professional Development Courses
English is notorious for being an omnivorous language. Substantially more than half of English vocabulary is from languages other than its Anglo-Saxon ancestor, Old English. Why do words get borrowed, and how do these words eventually settle in and become just as familiar as English ones? Find out here.