Why the negative connotations implicit in describing English as “corrupted” and “degraded,” though? English's structure easily takes loanwords; its importance and ubiquity ensures that it will. Even hundreds of years ago during Middle English, the idea of English as linguistically pure was ludicrous. But what's wrong with that? Language isn't pure; even a conservative language changes. Even Icelandic will surely gain nouns at an increasing rate, especially with the progression of technology, globalization, and the Internet. :)
You've never experienced a conservative language until you've experienced Icelandic.
So far, it's gone above and beyond in resisting all outside influence. Yes, we do gain nouns at at an increasing rate but very few of them are taken from other sources, instead made up, using strict rules.
Take computer for example. Instead of directly incorporating it into our language, like many other languages did, the functionality of the computer was thoughtfully examined. At the time this peace of technology came to our attention, a computer had been used for the first time to accurately predict the outcome of a US presidential election (the Regan election if memory serves me right). Since it was apparent that this machine could predict possible outcomes by using data and numbers, it was decided that the new name for a computer would be a fusion of two. “Tala” meaning number and “VÃ¶lva” which was an old word for a fortune teller = TÃ¶lva.
Television is SjÃ³nvarp. A combination of the word “SjÃ³n” meaning sight and “Varp” meaning display.
Elevator is an example where we took the verb “Lyfta” which means to lift and made the noun “Lyfta” which now means elevator.
Cell phones are “farsÃmi” SÃmi is the word we chose for a phone (forgot why) and “far” is a prefix we put on things to mean that it's mobile. We also use it to explain lap tops. FartÃ¶lva. A mobile computer.
It's funny to watch as new items pop up and it's put through the trial and error of figuring out what it should be called. We're having a hell of a headache trying to figure out what we should call I-pods.