Janglish

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of Japanese +‎ English, with intended pun on jangle (sound discordantly); coined by English author James Kirkup in 1966.[1]

Proper noun[edit]

Janglish

  1. A variety of English incorporating Japanese words or constructions; English heavily influenced by Japanese grammar or pronunciation.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lambert, James. 2018. A multitude of ‘lishes’: The nomenclature of hybridity. English World-wide, 39(1): 13. DOI: 10.1075/eww.38.3.04lam