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  • noun In India, a native festal excitement; especially the Moharram ceremonies.

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  • noun A word or phrase borrowed by one language from another and modified in pronunciation to fit the set of sounds and the spelling the borrowing language typically uses.


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  • the alteration of a word or phrase borrowed from a foreign language to accord more closely with the phonological and lexical patterns of the borrowing language, as in English hoosegow from Spanish juzgado.


    1625–35; Anglo-Indian rendering of Ar y�? Ḥasan, y�? Husayn lament uttered during taʿziyah; an example of such an alteration.

    There is also the Hobson-Jobson dictionary of Anglo-Indian words and phrases.

    December 2, 2008

  • Hasten, Jason

    Bring the basin

    ... too late

    Bring the mop.

    December 3, 2008