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Linguistic Purism and the Word of the Day

tölva (n) “computer” This is not a compound, yet it is a combination of two words meshed into one, or a “portmanteau word.” A portmanteau word is the combination of two words blended together that groups definition and sound, such as … Continue reading

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Word of the Day

Geysir This is actually the name of a Geyser in the South of Iceland, and not surprisingly, it is where the English word “Geyser” came from. It is assumed that the name “Geysir” came from the Old Norse verb “geysa,” … Continue reading

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