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  • Pīman and suītsu – loanwords in Japanese

    Posted by on March 31, 2010

    Well, even good things have to come to an end … In our final Japanese English guest post, following on from last week, Yuka Masda discusses false friends in various forms of disguise. ________ ‘Pīman’ family – non-English loanwords The first one of the two groups of false friends I mentioned in my ealier post […]

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  • From sumo to sudoku

    Posted by on March 26, 2010

    Japanese English month continues with our next guest post from Yuka Masda, from Hiroshima Shudo University. The post follows on from earlier discussions of how Japanese absorbs English words and the state of ‘Japanese English’ today. _______ Throughout history, English has absorbed an immense amount of vocabulary, mostly from Latin (mile, pound, butter, port) and […]

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