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analysis of adaptation of the Loanwords in Kikuyu technological Words
International journal for innovation education and research
This paper examines loanwords adopted by native Gikuyu speakers to nativise English technological words using the theoretical framework of Optimality Theory as initiated by Prince and Smolensky (1993). Loanword adaptation is a linguistic phenomenon that occurs cross linguistically whenever one language interacts with another language. However, there are stipulations to borrowing because loanwords must be adapted to fit the second language's Phonology system. Drawing from a sample of 80 wordsdoi:10.31686/ijier.vol6.iss3.996 fatcat:grocjaaryvdhld5c535o4wvvwy