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Non-Semitic Loanwords in the Hebrew Bible: A Lexicon of Language Contact

  title={Non-Semitic Loanwords in the Hebrew Bible: A Lexicon of Language Contact},
  author={Benjamin J Noonan},
Without realizing it, most English-speakers today use a number of words that are not English in origin. In fact, nearly 75 percent of the words in English have been borrowed from other languages, including common words such as people (borrowed from French), zero (borrowed from Italian), and even chocolate (borrowed from Nahuatl/Aztec). Words like these that have been borrowed from one language to another, or loanwords, frequently appear in the various languages of the world. 
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