Using a dictionary that gives word origins, such as the American Heritage College Dictionary, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, or the New Oxford American Dictionary, find at least ten English words borrowed from other languages. Share your findings with your classmates. Visit several English-language Web sites from different countries—for example, Australia, Canada, and the United States. What differences in spelling and word usage do you find? Discuss your results with your classmates. From your viewpoint, how do you think thought influences the use of language? Write a one- to two-page explanation. What is meant by conditioned in this statement: “people in Western cultures do not realize the extent to which their racial attitudes have been conditioned since early childhood by the power of words to ennoble or condemn, augment or detract, glorify or demean?”Moore, R. (2003). Racism in the English language. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. Discuss your thoughts with a classmate. Translations gone wrong can teach us much about words and meaning. Can you think of a word or phrase that just doesn’t sound right when it was translated from English into another language, or vice versa? Share it with the class and discuss what a better translation would be.
1 Ballet, Cafe, Entrepreneur,Genre,Renaissance,Rendezvous,Delicatessen, Kindergarten, Rucksack,Klutz
2 I noticed the sentences are worded differently then the way it would be in the u.s.
3 I think that thought will influence the use of language throught how one would use it. If a person in a different language asked to visit the flower store in the near by city, it may come out by stating the the town nearby has a flower shop and where is it located. The context of how the words come out is usually the main goal of the statement but when translated it will be switched around. Then when slang is added to sentences, it will turn out differently.
4 It means that the children from the time of birth have been taught certain ideas and thoughts about conditions and living arrangements in western cultures.
5 I honestly dont know of a word that may come out wrong when translated