Neusprech

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Etymology[edit]

From neu +‎ sprechen, calque of English Newspeak.

Noun[edit]

Neusprech n (genitive Neusprechs, plural Neusprechs)

  1. newspeak (use of ambiguous or euphemistic words in order to deceive the listener)
    • 2017, Hans-Peter Gensichen, "Uckermark"
      In vier Wochen beziehungsweise wenn Ostsee-Touristen zu euch kommen – wird „angefaßt sein“ bei Euch auftauchen. Sicher! (Ich sitze / schwitze gerade daran, die Verbreitungs-Modalitäten solcher Neusprechs zu erfassen.)
      In four weeks or whenever Baltic Sea tourists get to you – then “to be touched” [the new term for “to be moved”] will show up. Definitely! (I’m currently sitting / sweating here trying to determine the dissemination modalities of such newspeaks.)

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Proper noun[edit]

Neusprech n (genitive Neusprechs)

  1. Newspeak (fictional language)

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