What is an example of loan translation?
The term loanword, from the German Lehnwort, is an example of a calque or loan translation. The terms loanword and borrowing are, at best, imprecise. As countless linguists have pointed out, it’s extremely unlikely that a borrowed word will ever be returned to the donor language.
Can words be loan translated from Latin?
It can take place with derived words. The word thriness (threeness) in Old English was loan translated from Latin trinitas during the conversion of the English to Christianity. Compound words can also be loan translated. Current English contains two translations of a German compound noun which show the process clearly.
What is an example of a German loan word?
"A threefold distinction derived from German is applied by scholars to loan words on the basis of their degree of assimilation in the new host language. A Gastwort (‘guest word’) retains its original pronunciation, spelling, and meaning. Examples are passé from French, diva from Italian, and leitmotiv from German.
What are loan words in English?
Updated April 01, 2019 In lexicology, a loanword (also spelled loan word) is a word (or lexeme) imported into one language from another language. These words are also called a borrowed word or a borrowing. The term loanword, from the German Lehnwort, is an example of a calque or loan translation.