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Category:English borrowed words

I'm opening this discussion per Msh210's request. I would like to move Category:English borrowed words to Category:English borrowed terms, because many categories use "terms" when appropriate. (On the other hand, "words" is misleading if it gives the false impression that all entries in the category are comprised of only one word.)

In addition, I would like to move all foreign language versions of that category, such as "Category:German borrowed words" to "Category:German borrowed terms".

Some good examples of categories that use "terms" are Category:English jocular terms and Category:English twice-borrowed terms, which were recently created thanks to this vote. --Daniel. 19:59, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

I support the move as in line with other categories.​—msh210 (talk) 20:26, 18 May 2011 (UTC)
I don't oppose the move, but I would like to ask when exactly a word is borrowed. Is it a word that originates from a language that is not one of its ancestors? —CodeCat 20:51, 18 May 2011 (UTC)
Support as there are loan phrases as well as loan words, like idée reçue. A borrowing comes directly from another language with little or no modification of the spelling and pronunciation. In French and Italian, baby-sitter, undeniably taken straight from English. Mglovesfun (talk) 13:18, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

Proposal passed, category moved weeks ago. --Daniel 02:46, 12 June 2011 (UTC)


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