In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Among other things, it's not uncommon to hear a German native speaker devoicing at least some final consonants while speaking English.
- Final voiced consonants tend to be devoiced: ‘dok’ for dog, ‘piecess’ for pieces.
- The other step in making granted sound exactly the same as granite is to devoice the final /d/.
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.