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Old 08 October 2014, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Esprise Me View Post
I'm with LPP on this. One of the things that's so cool about language is how the existing structure allows new words to become integrated as various parts of speech, so that, for example, when we learn of a new technology called Skype that allows you to video-call people over the internet, we somehow all immediately know that making these calls should be referred to as "Skyping." It's not a new language; it's thoroughly English. If we were speaking Spanish, we'd probably be verbing it as "Skypar" and conjugating it as a regular -ar verb.
and in French it would be Skyper, conjugated like a regular ER verb...
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