In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Words such as course and force are sometimes realized with a triphthong //, especially among older speakers.
- Leaving the triphthongs aside for now, when diphthongs occur, they vary, causing new phonemes to arise.
- It does look more like a triphthong than a diphthong, but the middle sound is high-central or even high-back.
- The vowels in fire and power are triphthongs.
- Diphthongs and triphthongs do not come into the picture at all.
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.