In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1manésde la isla de Man
- The Manx Society has sought to sustain Manx as the second language of the island.
- Celtic languages, Erse, Gaelic, Manx, and Welsh, continue to be spoken in Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man, and Wales.
- What do Manx, Faeroese, Gaelic, Welsh, Hebrew, Yiddish and Mohawk all share?
- In this respect, Welsh was luckier than its sister-tongue, Manx, which had been almost completely eradicated by the beginning of the 20th century.
- Roeder wasted no time in asking her to collect ‘a lot of words, terms, phrases in Manx used by the Peel fishermen: a thing which has not been attended to by any one!’
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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.