Language Change

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If a word is taken from another language, it is called?
Borrowing
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What is it called, when two separate words are combined to make a new word?
Compounding
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What is it called, when two separate words are merged together?
Blending
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When an existing word changes its word class, this is called?
Conversion
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When you drop one or more syllables to create an abbreviation, this is called?
Clipping
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When words are no longer used, they become?
Archaic
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When an existing word changes its word class, this is called?
Conversion
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When a new word is created this is called?
Coinage
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What is it called, when two separate words are combined to make a new word?

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Compounding

Card 3

Front

What is it called, when two separate words are merged together?

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Card 4

Front

When an existing word changes its word class, this is called?

Back

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Card 5

Front

When you drop one or more syllables to create an abbreviation, this is called?

Back

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