Danish new words

Tue May 18 23:39:53 UTC 1999

I just received a copy of _Nye Ord_ (Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 1999) by
Pia Jarvad.  Quite interesting even with a handicap of not
understanding much Danish.  There are a lot of words from English.
Some cite information from American Speech.  Some of those from
English, but not most by a long shot, are loan translations.  Most are
borrowings with orthographic adjustments.  A reverse list is gathered
in the back.  This alphabetizes from the back of the word to the front
grouped by year of first evidence.

She has done a nice job.

David K. Barnhart
Barnhart at highlands.com

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