Origin of English word SLANG

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[ LSN → SLN]


SLANG is non-standard speech or street language; it has no known etymon or Indo-European “root”. Norwegian shares the term with English, in that slengjeord is a "slang term" and slangjenamn is a "nickname."

Slang would be called "mother's tongue" or "native tongue" in various cultures, especially those who lived under the linguistic domination of an occupying power,          לשון   LaSHOAN (Genesis10:32) means tongue or language; a #l-#2 letter swap allows SLAN(G) to be heard.


Another SLN term from Hebrew LSN is SLANDER, from LaSHahN (to slander - Proverbs30:10).

German zunge (tongue) and Yiddish tsung may indicatethatTONGUE was an SN term long ago – see   SOUND.

LOZENGE, from Old French losenge, is a candy named for its diamond shape - or perhaps by the Hebrew Lamed-Shin-Noon/ LSN (tongue) and its shape.

Among the words for "language" only Turkish lisan is clearly from  LaSHOAN (language). The Arabic (lougha) and Swahili (lugha) are noteworthy because LANGUAGE (langue in French) is merely a   ation (added N) of the LG term in Hainito-Semitic. Reversing LG evokes Finnish kieli (language), which allows us to hear QOAL (voice - Genesis27:22). Perhaps the Finnish enables us to trace LA(N)G(UAGE) all the way back to QOAL (if “lang” is a reversed and nasalized Koof-Lamed).  If SLANG is linked to LANG(UAGE), we still have it covered by a Hebrew etymon. See LICK for an LK Hebrew etymon that also might lead us to words like LINGUISTICS.

Losung is German for  password, watchword.   

For slang the Dutch snake, see SLUG.

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