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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:27 pm Reply with quote
Dave
 
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What, then is the name for this borrowing of a declinable word that corresponds directly to a word in another language? It's calque-like, but I understand your point. I just don't know what to call this thing.

You guys are definitely influenced by the strong German presence there in the upper Midwest.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 6:25 pm Reply with quote
tristanjay7
 
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The German influence has left a mark in our syntax, so maybe we could say loan construction, loan structure or grammatical calquing? Very Happy
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