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Adding New Words to Our Language

English Language Arts, Grade 8

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Study Guide Adding New Words to Our Language English Language Arts, Grade 8

ADDING NEW WORDS TO OUR LANGUAGE How are Words Added to Our Language? One way that words are added to our language is by word borrowing. Words are "borrowed" from other countries and from other languages. Examples: Yucca is a Spanish word for a type of plant. Tomahawk is the Native American word for a kind of weapon. Caboose is the Dutch word for a train car. Pumpernickel is a German word for a type of bread. Spaghetti is a word that came from Italy. Taco is a word that came from Mexico. Karate is a word that came from Japan. Lacrosse is a French word for a kind of game created by American Indians. Try This! 1] A Spanish word for a hat is _______. a] poncho b] canyon c] yucca d] sombrero 2] Which is the Dutch word for a type of breakfast food? a] cookie b] sleigh c] waffle d] caboose 3] A German word for a type of sausage is _______. a] delicatessen b] noodle c] pumpernickel d] bratwurst © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
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