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hyperforeignism

Definitions

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  • n. The misapplication of foreign pronunciation or usage.
  • n. An instance or example of hyperforeignism.

Etymologies

1982, hyperforeign + -ism. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This phenomenon is technically referred to as hyperforeignism, an offshoot of hypercorrecting.

    Brooks Peters: Le Mot Juiced

  • Omitting the final “s” is an example of a hyperforeignism: in French, this mispronunciation sounds like coup de gras, which means “blow of fat”, or cou de gras, which means “neck of fat”.

    hyperforeignism | clusterflock

  • I, too, actually find the systematic hyperforeignism hypothesis more credible than my own.

    languagehat.com: BEIZHING.

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    Brooks Peters: Le Mot Juiced

  • at the normal English pronunciation in favor of a pinyin pronunciation would shade closer to hyperforeignism in my mind akin to the newscasters' over-enunciated "Nee-kar-agggh-wa" for Nicaragua.

    languagehat.com: BEIZHING.

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    Brooks Peters: Le Mot Juiced

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