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One word or phrase that I found that was borrowed from one language to another is the word cliché. This word is originally from the French which is the donor language. The word Cliché is defined as something that is very common an idea or phrase that gets overused so much it ends up being less interesting. In French the word Cliché is pronounced as /kli.e/. Now the English version is pronounced as //kliːˈʃeɪ/. Although the word Cliché means the same thing in both languages, The stress patterns are very different. In English the stress pattern falls on just one syllable while in French it’s the second. The pronunciation of the word was adapted to fit the phonemic inventory by adding a schwa sound to the end of the word to match the stress paterns in English

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