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Our language was greatly influenced by Spanish. Like it was derived from it.
If by "our language" you mean English, than not only is it not derived from Spanish (it's derived from a language known as Proto-Germanic that was spoken over a thousand years ago), it also has received little influence from Spanish. The vast majority of the words that look similar in English and Spanish are because English borrowed them from Norman French around 1066-1200 or so, as well as the words that English has borrowed directly from Classical Latin (the language of the Romans.) For instance -tion words are either from Norman French or from Latin: information which resembles Spanish información comes either from French or Latin. Spanish seemingly has a lot of words in common with English because Spanish is derived from Latin, as well as being closely related to French, and English borrowed heavily from both of those languages. Recently English has borrowed some words from Spanish such as sombrero, but relatively speaking it is a very small amount compared to the total vocabulary of English.
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Old June 20, 2011, 05:41 AM
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Synesther - I know I'm nosy, but what is Schörmn?
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Old June 20, 2011, 10:11 AM
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Synesther - I know I'm nosy, but what is Schörmn?
Well if you pronounce it like it's German, it sounds like Sherman, which is German if you can't say the "J" sound.
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If by "our language" you mean English, ...
I believe Johndiv23 is referring to Tagalog.
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I believe Johndiv23 is referring to Tagalog.
Oh ok. Then yes, it has. Although I wish it had been influenced a lot more, because then it would be so much easier to learn for English and Spanish speakers. I can't read the Tagalog Wikipedia at all with my knowledge of English and Spanish. The only things I understand are the subject matter, but I can't understand much more than that.
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Unless I'm mistaken (I usually am) isn't 'boondocks' just about the only word to pass from Tagalog to English?

Another candidate for the favourite word topic!
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Old June 21, 2011, 09:30 AM
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Unless I'm mistaken (I usually am) isn't 'boondocks' just about the only word to pass from Tagalog to English?

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I was talking about the English and Spanish loanwords in Tagalog.
See this article on Wikipedia: http://tl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows
I can only understand the names of things. Here's what I can make out of the first two paragraphs:
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Microsoft Windows...Tagalog...encikopedya...Microsoft Windows...Windows...MS-Windows...Microsoft.bersyon...Windows...Microsoft. ..MS-DOS...besyon...OS...bersyon...Windows...OS...Windo ws NT...Windows XP...OS...Microsoft...Microsoft Windows...Windows NT...Windows...Microsoft...OS...Mac OS...Apple Inc.
Completely incomprehensible

Here's the Spanish version:
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Windows

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Microsoft Windows es el nombre de una serie de sistemas operativos desarrollados por Microsoft desde 1981, año en que el proyecto se denominaba «Interface Manager».

Anunciado en 1983, Microsoft comercializó por primera vez el entorno operativo denominado Windows en noviembre de 1985 como complemento para MS-DOS, en respuesta al creciente interés del mercado en una interfaz gráfica de usuario (GUI).1 Microsoft Windows llegó a dominar el mercado de ordenadores personales del mundo, superando a Mac OS, el cual había sido introducido previamente a Windows. En octubre de 2009, Windows tenía aproximadamente el 91% de la cuota de mercado de sistemas operativos en equipos cliente que acceden a Internet.2 3 4 Las versiones más recientes de Windows son Windows 7 para equipos de escritorio, Windows Server 2008 R2 para servidores y Windows Phone 7 para dispositivos móviles."
Ah, much better. Entorno was the only word I had to look up.
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