How new words get into our language?

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Borrowing/loan word
Introduction of word from one langauge to another
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Compound
Two words put together to create a different concept. e.g voicemail, ringtone
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Shift
Original meaning has been extended e.g. wicked
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Blend
Two words merge together to form a new word e.g. Brunch
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Clipping
Informal shortening of a word e.e norm, ad, gents
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Acronym
Word formed from the initials of other words e.g. ucas
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Prefixation
Affix added to the beginning of a word e.g. unreal
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Suffixation
Affix added to the end of a word e.g. kindness
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Conversion
When a word changes from one word class to another e.g. a carpet/to carpet
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Neologism
Invention of a new word e.g. blip
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Eponyms
A name given to people, place or institution, after some person. e.g. Braille
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Proprietary names
Name given to a product by a company, which becomes the commonly used name for it e.g. hoover
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Initialism
Word made form initial letters each being pronounced
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Card 2

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Two words put together to create a different concept. e.g voicemail, ringtone

Back

Compound

Card 3

Front

Original meaning has been extended e.g. wicked

Back

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Card 4

Front

Two words merge together to form a new word e.g. Brunch

Back

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Card 5

Front

Informal shortening of a word e.e norm, ad, gents

Back

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