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Calque?: signing
== Calque? ==
If εντάξει is a univerbation of the Ancient Greek phrase ἐν τάξει, it cannot at the same time also be a calque of German ''in Ordnung''. Or is the claim that Ancient Greek ἐν τάξει is a calque of German ''in Ordnung''? That must then be a very Old German expression!  --[[User:Lambiam|Lambiam]] 17:51, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
<p/>According to Peter Mackridge (2012), "“Omileite... anglika?” English influences in contemporary Greek",[] which appears to be a reliable source, the phrase εν τάξει is Katharevousa, a calque from German purified by clothing it in Ancient Greek morphological form. &nbsp;--[[User:Lambiam|Lambiam]] 08:28, 10 December 2017 (UTC)