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On 1/12/16, Logan Kearsley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 12 January 2016 at 12:24, Nicole Valicia Thompson-Andrews
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> So if Yardish borrows from its proto-languages, does that have a term
>> for that? I think someone on this list said it's not language contact.
>> The Ethnologue site was interesting.
>
> I did a little research, and there does not seem to be any generic
> term for borrowings from a proto- or parent language. Apparently,
> though, there are occasionally terms in specific languages for
> re-borrowings of words from their own ancestor languages. So, there
> may very well be a Yardish word for words that Yardish borrowed from
> its own proto-language.
> This sort of thing often occurs as a result of linguistic purism, in
> which case one might call those words "purisms", but that is far from
> the only motivation, so "purism" doesn't quite seem to work as a
> generic cover term.
>
> Whether or not that counts as "language contact" seems like a weird
> fuzzy grey area to me....
>
> -l.
>


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