In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The initial ‘Meditation’ is very troubled, with hectic glissandos and fitful ostinatos.
- It has main melody lines which alternate in each year at such a speed that they become one with the whole like a glissando despite being discrete notes.
- The vast array of techniques explored in the 20th century, the lead often taken by jazz musicians, included a wide variety of glissandos, multiphonics, microtones, expressive attacks, and mutes.
- Within these prohibitive technical limitations, the performer is asked to make rapid scalic runs and, in one place, semiquaver leaps, and the piece ends with a double glissando.
- But from the opening, mysterious, string glissandi, the orchestra seemed to miss the haunting atmospherics of Britten's score.
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.