In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(sound/consonant) aspirarthe 'h' in 'hour' is not aspirated — la 'h' de 'hour' no se aspira
1consonante aspirada feminine
- If there is a substantial lag between the release of the closure of a stop or the end of the frication of an affricate, and the onset of voicing in the vowel, it is said to be aspirated.
- ‘I've said it once and I'll say it again,’ one of them aspirates huffily.
- Mandarin Chinese has just two series of stops and affricates, one aspirated, the other unaspirated.
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.