In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The viviparous quadrupeds - literally means four-footed mammals bearing living offspring.
- Females are viviparous and give birth to a single litter of up to five offspring.
- If only these creatures had been able to develop a viviparous capability, so that they could give birth to their babies at sea, they would have an assured future.
- Depending on environmental conditions, it can shift from viviparous to oviparous reproduction, with production of encysted and dehydrated embryos.
- These may be viviparous, in which case the mother's body provides nourishment to the embryo, or ovoviviparous, in which case the eggs develop without additional nourishment inside the mother.
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.