In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- That Schubert is fond of modulating to the subdominant is well-known.
- One of the most delightful touches in Facy's Ave Maris Stella is the use of Bis in the penultimate bar, suggesting, in modern terms, G minor: the subdominant of D minor.
- His discovery may lead him to improvise B sections in the subdominant.
- The Mother's theme begins in the key of D minor, but shifts abruptly, in measure 5, to a tonicization of the key of the subdominant, G minor.
- In some pieces it is the last accidental one hears, such as the second ‘Brandenburg’ Concerto, though this is more to be expected: the farewell wave to the subdominant, so to speak.
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.