Borrowed Word

Some articles on borrowed word, word:

Grammatical Gender - Gender in Words Borrowed From One Language By Another
... several processes by which a language assigns a gender to a newly borrowed word these processes follow patterns by which even children, through their subconscious ... The borrowed word tends to take the gender of the native word it replaces ... If the borrowed word happens to have a suffix that the borrowing language uses as a gender marker, the suffix tends to dictate gender ...

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