In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Larger crystals of feldspar and quartz dominate the host rock.
- Minerals such as feldspar, which are insoluble in water, will not give a positive test.
- These granite dikes are composed almost totally of potassium feldspar and quartz.
- Its most abundant mineral is feldspar, which accounts for two-thirds of the Earth's crust.
- Quartz is associated most commonly with aegirine and potassium feldspar as well as zircon.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.