02/05/14 Weekly News Roundup
Submitted by Erin Brenner on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 6:55am
Featured Topic: Word Trouble
This week’s News Roundup focuses on word troubles: words we can’t translate, words we borrow and loan, and old words with a new but controversial life.
- “Is Any Word Untranslatable?”: The answer might depend on what you want the final translation to be. (The Guardian)
- “Does English Still Borrow Words from Other Languages?”: One reason English is so rich is that it liberally borrows words from other languages. Are we still doing that? (BBC News Magazine)
- “Some Words Are(n’t) Better Than Others”: Those hip new words that bother you so? They may not be so new. (Bridging the Unbridgable)