Aussie English
Aussie English
Nov 29, 2020
AE 781 - Minisode: How Migration Affects Language
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Learn Australian English by listening as I interview Simon Roper, a British polyglot with a fascination for Old English languages.

In this episode, we talk about how migration affects language. Listen to examples of loan words, words adopted from a foreign language with little or no modification, and how they evolved into the English words we know today!

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