In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Such incommunicable pasts, such fragile homes for memory, bear witness to the irony of destiny, showing it to be a story formed after the fact, a ‘predetermined’ road with an endless ability to change its very face.
- Suicide often provokes the rhetorical impasse here encountered; the sign is clear but incommunicable.
- As long as Waffle confines his performances to the privacy of his den, he will surprise himself with an experience that is as enriching for him as it is incommunicable to others (though his immediate family might get a kick out of it).
- Whatever we had missed, we possessed together the precious, the incommunicable past.
- He gave Russell the sense that he really knew something incommunicable, that there was something he was trying to get at that Russell was not seeing it.
- Alive, but with no capacity for self-expression, their mode of perception is incommunicable.
- But mostly, that which is most personal is most common, not most subjective, esoteric, incommunicable and unique.
- There is such a thing, then, as incommunicable knowledge, knowledge that comes only by experience and by association.
- However, when for whatever reason the loss is incommunicable, words no longer function to fill the void, and the mourner strives to deny loss through the implementation of ‘incorporation.’
- It's the ‘qualia’ or whatever the word is - the thing that's incommunicable through words.
- What is subjective is in itself incommunicable.
- It is clear that liberty is a communicable power because it does not entail such incommunicable qualities as total causal independence and self-existence.
- They are impersonal, capable of communication to other men in similar states, and are generalised: they are no longer private and incommunicable.
- HIV / Aids is the cause of incommunicable pain.
- In his incommunicable world of silence, made the more sordid by isolation and discrimination, he find himself the butt of everybody's abuse and insult.
- He writes of ‘simulacrum’ as the ‘of something that is incommunicable in itself or unrepresentable: literally the phantasm in its obsessional constraint.’
- ‘A work of art is the expression of an incommunicable reality that one tries to communicate - and which sometimes can be communicated,’ he wrote.
- Notice that a similar strategy defeats any attempt to argue for the abiding worry that can affect our attitudes to patients in a persistent vegetative state, where we worry about an enduring presence incommunicable to ‘us outside.’
- Focusing on any one man, it seems that his movements follow no rule other than that of his own incommunicable fear, spinning around on his toes, moment to moment, looking to make someone a target before he becomes one himself.
- The father is a Gnostic madman, a collector and domestic demi-god, confecting a private universe incommunicable to all but himself (like so many fathers!)
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.