In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- At the 1981 census, there were little over 80,000 speakers, with only a few hundred under the age of five and there are few monoglot speakers above this age.
- As an Irishman and an Englishspeaker, Martin was something of a rarity in the Vatican, which was top-heavy at the time with monoglot Italians.
- Although it was spoken by 93 per cent in 1901, with 50.4 monoglot, the proportion had declined to 59.1 per cent in 1991.
- Scotland has never been a monoglot country, but has had at least three languages, of which Scots is one and Gaelic another.
- Our already ideologically narrow local media sphere is further narrowed by this recycling of a globally homogenized, monoglot worldview.
- While it is reasonable to suppose that many people continued to live in a monoglot world, there were multicultural societies in Britain and Ireland at this time too.
- Danish students are reported using the English definite article more often than monoglot speakers of English.
- He is the darling of German society magazines and is the kind of multilingual European who puts monoglot Brits to shame.
- It is also an encouragement to monoglot speakers to learn the language when they see it in print in such a popular paper as your own.
- In 1901, 89.6 per cent spoke Welsh with 47.7 being monoglot Welsh.
- Growing up bilingual in English and German, Hobsbawm picked up three or four other languages along the way (he reproves monoglot historians for their provincialism).
- When the Assembly was operating, we would hear monoglot Sinn Féiners ending their speeches with a word or two of Irish.
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- One group is sure to complain about such an arrangement, and that is the small number of Mainlander Mandarin monoglots.
- I know I'm a monoglot but usually I can work out roughly what something means.
- This may explain why the English footballer remains a resolute monoglot.
- Lest the reader think that I am flexing my achievements here, I should also point out that despite several years of Spanish and some time knocking around in Germany, I'm a hopeless monoglot.
- Thus Bill Labov is not a monoglot, as it happens, but I don't believe that any of his major contributions depend on his speaking or reading any languages other than English.
- As a monoglot, I'd love for our stuff to be available in as many languages as possible.
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.