In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Irish harpers used their fingernails on the wire strings of their harps, again probably near the soundboard.
- Ó Cearbhalláin enjoyed the social status traditionally accorded to the harper in Gaelic society, but was on equally familiar terms with patrons of native and planter stock.
- True to the tradition of real Irish music, we would be standing around a fire listening to a harper or singing in gaelic.
- Music was a serious business in ancient Ireland, and professional harpers got all the top gigs.
- This is a comparatively extrovert third album from the talented and technically advanced young Scots harper and pianist, now sojourning in Barcelona and soaking up even more musical influences.
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.