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Korea: English, Borrowed Words, Konglish

Written by Lee Yoo Eun On 15 March 2014 @ 21:59 pm | 1 Comment

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Words adopted from another language, or ‘borrowed words’ permeate the Korean language. R. Elgin wrote an informative post [1] about how borrowed English words are being used in Korea compared to loanwords in other countries; many English words are, instead of being completely or partially naturalized, phonetically rendered into Korean, often in forms of Konglish [2]


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[1] wrote an informative post: http://www.rjkoehler.com/2014/03/15/cross-cultural-influences-mental-distress-or-an-instance-of-growth/

[2] Konglish: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konglish

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