International Journal of Advanced Academic Studies
2022, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part B
Language borrowing in Pashto
Author(s): Haji Mohammad Hood
Abstract: A language evolves when it transforms: new words are coined and some others are getting old, less used, and eventually go obsolete. Some words drop their original meaning and acquire a new one. Others keep the original meaning alongside the new one. The process doesn’t occur overnight and in one location. It is rather gradual and takes time. Also, academic terms emerge in a language, either translated or borrowed, especially in natural sciences, technology, religions and social sciences. Below, I will explain how these borrowings happen, and what their types are.