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Originally posted by Hanslune
reply to post by xuenchen
They seemed to be using the idea that if a native English speaking person uses a word - it's then part of English language!
Doesn't quite work that way; I grew up in Hawaii and still use a number of Hawaiian, Japanese and Chinese words regularly - that doesn't mean they are part of the English language. Auwe!
Originally posted by xuenchen
That's what makes English so diverse.
They say it is the most manipulated languge ever.
Other than perhaps an ancient Hebrew administrative/merchant language.
Some words and meanings just seem to get assimilated anyway.
Yiddish is and mix of Hebrew and German for example.