In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- If the visitors were aware of the Abkhazians at all, they thought of them as a picturesque race of free villagers, speaking a strange North Caucasian tongue and living up in the foothills.
- Abkhazian belongs to the northwest Caucasian family of languages spoken by the Abazins, Adyghey, Kabardians, and Circassians.
- The majority language is Georgian, which belongs to the Kartvelian (South Caucasian) language group.
- Georgian is part of the South Caucasian family of languages: Zan (Mengrelo-Chan), Svan, and Georgian proper (Kartuli).
- Thus it went, as we saw, with the great Bopp, when he sought to assign Caucasian and Malayan languages to the Indo-European language family.
- Nostratic, as originally proposed by Vladislav Illich-Svitych, consists of: Indo-European, Uralic, Altaic, Afro-Asiatic, Kartvelian (also known as South Caucasian), and Dravidian.
- Georgian - a South Caucasian (or ‘Kartvelian’) language unrelated to any other outside the immediate region - is one of the oldest living languages in the world, and it has its own distinctive alphabet.
- Does he really think that Basque and the North Caucasian languages only reached their current locations in the 1420s?
- However, the analysis to be offered below will in principle be extendible to the logophoric use of long-distance reflexives in e.g. European, Caucasian, and South Asian languages.
2Anthropologycaucásicothe suspect is a Caucasian male — el sospechoso es un hombre blanco
1caucásico masculinecaucásica femininepolice are looking for a young Caucasian — la policía busca a un joven de raza blanca
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.