In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- We can note, for instance, the general avoidance of fricatives and affricates in pidgin phonological inventories.
- Several other sounds originate in the back of the throat, often as a voiceless click rather than a voiced fricative.
- The sounds that agree in voicing comprise stops, fricatives, and affricates.
- But then, little by little, the words become only sounds, a random collection of glottals and fricatives, a storm of whirling phonemes.
- It is relatively easy to learn to produce the fricatives corresponding to all the major places of articulation.
- The unvoiced fricative phonemes stem from the hissing of a steady airstream through the mouth.
- The present work aims at demonstrating the feasibility of high quality articulatory synthesis for fricative consonants, and in particular to match a given reference subject.
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.