Date: 2011-07-01 07:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pne
A fun phrase related to calquing is:

"Calque is a loanword, but loanword is a calque."

(Because calque was lifted bodily from French, so it's a loanword; while loanword was translated part-by-part from the German Lehnwort, so it's a calque. Fun stuff.)
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