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Is there a specific difference between a Lehnwort and an Erbwort?

Yes. Erbwrter are the ones English got from Old (via Middle) English. Lehnwrter are the ones English got from French, Dutch, Yiddish, Greek, Latin, etc.


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someone should mention that in Anu's update thread!!

thanks for that ron o. I see you did it. (I, myself, didn't think that Anu read any threads on this site.)


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>(I, myself, didn't think that Anu read any threads on this site.)

{just the one, I surmise.}

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Anu read one of mine and wrote me about it in a PM.
And he quoted it and another in another weekly newsletter.


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zmjezhd: Thank you Jim, Erbworter only from the ancient past of the language itself, which I may suppose counts for many separate languages. I know we also have the understanding erfwoord. But as many of those seperate languages have more or less a shared past, can I suppose the line between isn't that clear?

tsuwm: If Anu does not read threads someone in his surrounding does, proved by occasional pickings from the board.

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Originally Posted By: BranShea
If Anu does not read threads someone in his surrounding does, proved by occasional pickings from the board.


I'm only going by 'wordsmith' posts, as I generally don't see the emails.
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My Two entries paled in comparison to some of the options. Slightly off target they were.

mathematicaster = not a good counter
lepidopterology = little flutterby

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Did anyone besides Olly take part?
(I was lost in scrabbling ) smile Why Olly, the first one wasn't that bad.

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mathematicaster = adder who can't sum

(my others were even worse)

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I wish I 'd understand this best one. smile

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