Tag: language arts
baek for meI shen
definition: in linguistics, a word that appears to be the base of, but was actually formed from, another word, as “trivia” from “trivial.”
definition: a word adopted into one language from another through the translation of each root or morpheme of the foreign word.
example: In English, the word “masterpiece” is a calque of the Dutch word “meesterstuk.” In French, the word “gratte-ciel” is a calque based on the translation of the words “scrape” and “sky” in the English compound word “skyscraper.” (more…)
definition: a word that one language has adopted from another and at least partly naturalized. (more…)
de rih veI sh@n
definition: a word formed by adding an affix to another word, or the process of forming a word in this way.
example: The words “happiness” and “unhappy” are derivations of the word “happy.”
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