In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Metrically, the ‘Hymn’ justifies Coleridge's claims for the English hexameter.
- My poetic skills were not up to constructing dactyllic hexameters, and I had already settled on the haiku form.
- Longfellow wrote in hexameters, in the tradition of the classical masters of he epic, Homer and Vergil.
- Most celebrated were the Epodes, songs in simple strophes usually made up of a hexameter or iambic trimeter plus one or two shorter cola.
- For Schlegel, the feet of the hexameter must be of equal length, containing either one long and two short syllables or two long ones.
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.