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July 23rd, 2004

words coming from outside, courtesy the eminent velocipedist:

The most recent list of loan words to have crept into the Japanese language:

  1. Akauntabiritii (accountability)

  2. Inishiachibu (initiative)
  3. Kauntaapaato (counterpart)
  4. Gabanansu (governance)
  5. Konfarensu (conference)
  6. Konpuraiansu (compliance)
  7. Sapurai saido (supply side)
  8. Sukiru (skill)
  9. Sutansu (stance)
  10. Sutereotaipu (stereotype)
  11. Seefugaado (safeguard)
  12. Settobakku (setback)
  13. Soryuushon (solution)
  14. Tsuuru (tool)
  15. Dejitaru debaido (digital divide)
  16. Deforuto (default)
  17. Dokutorin (doctrine)
  18. Domesutikku baiorensu (domestic violence)
  19. Hazaado mappu (hazard map)
  20. Paburikku inborubumento (public involvement)
  21. Paburikku komento (public comment)
  22. Puraioritii (priority)
  23. Bureekusuruu (breakthrough)
  24. Purezenzu (presence)
  25. Furontia (frontier)
  26. Pootoforio (portfolio)
  27. Botorunekku (bottle neck)
  28. Manpawaa (man power)
  29. Misshonn (mission)
  30. Mobiritii (mobility)
  31. Yunibaasaru dezain (universal design)
  32. Riterashii (literacy)
  33. Roodo puraishingu (road pricing)

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