How many words are in the English language? It would seem like a simple question, but the answer is anything but. New words are entering the language all the time. In 2019, no one could have predicted what has become a defining word of 2020: COVID-19. At the same time, existing words evolve. What’s the first thing that comes to mind with tweet? A bird or social …
Since English is a major lingua franca, languages around the world import English loanwords. Sometimes other languages give completely new meanings to words that look like English yet they aren’t ever used by English-speakers.
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Aug 12, 2020