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Algonquian already Ameri American English American Language American speech Anglo-Saxon appeared areas became become borrowings Boston British brought called Celts Chicago coinage coined colonial colonists combinations common concept contemporary corn coureur de bois cultural derivative dialect Dutch earlier early eighteenth century England English Language Englishmen entered the vocabulary etymology evidence expressions familiar Franklin French frontier German Greek Gullah H. L. Mencken horse idiom immigrants Indian introduced invention Irish John Knopf land later Latin learned linguistic lish London Mario Pei meaning meant Mencken merchant Middle English Negro North noted noun Old English old words original Oxford English Dictionary Pennsylvania phrase political popular prairie Quoted in Mathews regional scholars Scotch-Irish semantic sense settlement settlers slaves social South Spanish spelling steamboat suggests tell Teutonic tion tongue town trade traveled tree tribes verb Vere Virginia West writing wrote Yiddish York