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English derived from Paleo-Hebrew, it is a shamitic (shemitic/semitic) language

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posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 11:35 AM
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I thought some of those words looked a little strange.

I wonder who put that info on there ?

Unless they're used in certain context.




posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 12:26 PM
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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!



posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 12:51 PM
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Originally posted by Hanslune
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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!


Yep,

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.



posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 03:52 PM
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Originally posted by xuenchen

Yep,

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.


I would suspect that in a few more generations English will incorporate even more words and in a few centuries will be the earth's lingua franca - if it isn't already





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