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#205390 - 04/07/12 08:13 PM Re: French words that are now anglicized [Re: BranShea]
gooofy Offline
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
Originally Posted By: gooofy
Originally Posted By: BranShea
And I think it never looses it's foreignness, only we no longer notice it.


What is the difference?


And I think it never looses it's foreigness, only we got used to it.

That any better gooofy?


No, it's pretty much the same.

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#205417 - 04/09/12 03:09 PM Re: French words that are now anglicized [Re: gooofy]
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Doldrums.

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#205431 - 04/11/12 12:00 AM Re: French words that are now anglicized [Re: tiberall]
LlamaLadySG Offline
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An anglicized word I often see in e-mail group posts is "wala" meaning an expression of surprise when something good happens with little effort on one's part. From the French "voilą." I was attributing it to ignorance, but I guess it's just anglicization.

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#205432 - 04/11/12 12:32 AM Re: French words that are now anglicized [Re: LlamaLadySG]
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or it could be anglicization from ignorance.

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#205440 - 04/11/12 10:35 PM Re: French words that are now anglicized [Re: tiberall]
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Hmm--smacks of Araby or India to me. Though I suppose they could have borrowed it from French...?

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#205445 - 04/12/12 07:02 AM Re: French words that are now anglicized [Re: Jackie]
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Or either you're thinking of wallah.

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#205454 - 04/12/12 09:36 PM Re: French words that are now anglicized [Re: tiberall]
Jackie Offline

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I was, yes.

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#205458 - 04/13/12 07:08 AM Re: French words that are now anglicized [Re: Jackie]
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I've seen the wallah spelling, as well as wala, walah, and walla, when voilą was clearly the intended meaning.

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#205465 - 04/13/12 11:08 AM Re: French words that are now anglicized [Re: Tromboniator]
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I've seen the wallah spelling, as well as wala, walah, and walla, when voilą was clearly the intended meaning.

All these spellings indicate a change in pronunciation from /'vwala/ to /'wɑlɑ/.
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