Economy of Language and Languages of Economy

How does a language speak about the economy? How do word roots or etymologies, reflect a culture? “Company” is derived from the French equivalent compagnie, which originally meant “society, friendship, intimacy; body of soldiers.” Our English word “Companion” has even more historical roots, from “bread fellow” or “sharing bread” in Latin. We see in these roots of European language an intimate tie between community and business. Read the rest of this post here.

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