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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_English_words_by_country_or_language_of_origin

These are lists of words in the English language that are known as "loanwords" or "borrowings," which are derived from other languages. For purely native ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etymology

Etymology is the study of the history of words, their origins, and how their form and meaning ... Etymological theory recognizes that words originate through a limited number of basic mechanisms, the most important of which are language ...

www.alphadictionary.com/articles/ling008.html

Ordinarily we pay little attention to the words we speak. We concentrate instead on the meaning we intend to express and are seldom conscious of how we ...

www.dictionary.com/e/origin

While most studies focus on words in order to trace the birth of modern language, Atkinson zeroed in on phonemes (the basic distinctive units of sound by which ...

www.theguardian.com/education/2014/feb/07/quiz-etymology-word-origins-answers

Feb 7, 2014 ... From which language did English borrow the word poltergeist? ... cargo and aficionado both come from Spanish (in the 1600s and 1800s).

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The question I will explore is: How did this all start? What was the defining event that set humans on the path to using language? Did pre-humans begin to grow ...

linguistics.stackexchange.com/questions/912/how-did-the-first-words-arise

Oct 30, 2011 ... Language is arbitrary as you say but it is also not created by authority. There's no one person or committee saying: "Let's start a new language, ...

www.babelsdawn.com/babels_dawn/2006/09/where_did_words.html

Sep 28, 2006 ... I did not know, for instance, that in 2005 somebody in Britain ... Primitive words might have come from imitating animal noises or natural sonic ...

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29% of foreign words come from French (ambulance, parachute, and sauce for example), another 29% have Latin origins (like agenda, circus, and data) and ...