A Dictionary of European Anglicisms: A Usage Dictionary of by Manfred Görlach

By Manfred Görlach

The 1st dictionary of its style to supply an exhaustive comparative remedy of the impression of English on different ecu languages. overlaying 16 chosen languages from diverse language households, entries include phrases that are recognizably English in shape and which look in not less than one of many languages established. Entries are made out of a quick definition, via a precis paragraph containing a wealth of ancient and linguistic info. Many entries also are observed via a grid summarizing the distribution of the be aware throughout Europe.

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A complex of runways and buildings for the take-off, landing, and maintenance of civil aircraft' This compound, made up of Romance elements, is native in French and Italian and is partly borrowed from these languages rather than from English. Germanic languages form caiques or independent solutions. The word has a certain currency all over the world as a consequence of English being the international language of air traffic, but it does not appear to compete successfully with native terms. Ge [e:rport] M, pi.

A mobile home' Fr [otokaRavan] M, 19808 (5+4) < |camping-car/mobile home/motor-home It autocaravan F, pi. 0, mid2OC (l>2 tech) < camper Po (o) Bg - < karavana (sFr) Hu karavdn [karava:n] pi. -ok, 19608 (2 tech, mod) autocross n. 'cross-country motor racing' One of the many sports terms based on -cross referring to events off the track. This term is modelled on the more frequent and earlier motocross. Ge [auto:kros] N [U] 19608 (i obs) Du [=E] C, 19708 (i tech) Nw [gatukros] M [U] mid2oc (i tech) Ic [au:toukhros:] 19803(1 tech) Fr(o) Sp autocros(s) [autokros] M, 19708 It [auto kros] M [U] 19808 (2) Rm - < eras automobilistic Rs avtokross M, pi.

I) It [barjg/berjg] 19508 (2) Rm bang interj. (5) Po (o) Cr(o) banjo n. 'a musical instrument resembling a roundbodied guitar' This term, originally designating a musical instrument used by Afro-American slaves in the USA, spread through Europe from the 19208 onwards, retaining its (near-)English pronunciation in some, but not all languages. Ge [banjo:/=E] N, pi. -s, beg2oc (3) Du [banjo:] C, mid2oc (3) Nw [banju] M, pi. -er, beg2oc (3) Ic banjo [panjou] N, pi. 0, beg2oc (2) Fr [ba(d)3o] M, midigc (2) Sp [banxo/banjo] M, pi.

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