Thursday, 27 February 2020

19 FACTORS IN “THE GROWTH OF VOCABULARY”





1.     By Imitation or Onomatopoeia
2.       An older word is given a new significance or its meaning is extended
3.     A word which is normally one part of speech is used as another
4.     By the addition of suffixes or prefixes
5.      By Abbreviation
6.     By syncopation
7.     By telescoping
8.     By Metanalysis
9.     Portmanteau words
10. Back- formation
11. Words manufactured from Initials
12.  Corruption or misunderstanding
13. False Etymology
14.  Slang terms, with the lapse of time, come to be accepted into literary vocabulary as “Good English”
15. Words derived from proper or personal Names
16. Two others words are combined
17. Conscious and deliberate coinages
18. Words taken direct from Foreign Languages
19. Freak formations

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