In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Even on radio, their rhetorical style sounds windy, verbose, addicted to polysyllables for their own sake.
- The latest finding is that the SMS generation is unable to communicate in polysyllables or even in complete sentences.
- A word containing many syllables is a polysyllable or polysyllabic word, such as selectivity and utilitarianism.
- Gary Sauer-Thompson asks about ‘Anzacs, regionalism and national identity’, with powerful illustrations to break up his challenging polysyllables.
- In the background I overhear Tom and Trisha exchanging a conversation in melodious polysyllables.
- The Daily Mail, high on moral tone, low on polysyllables?
- Lawyers are notorious for lawyer-speak; my own alternate profession, medicine, has a weakness for Latin polysyllables, forever rechristening diseases and body parts for which simple English words already exist.
- Their choice of words is correspondingly simple, lacking the tension between polysyllables and monosyllables observed in the stanzas from ‘The Triumph of Time’.
- In general, the contrast of monosyllables and polysyllables (suspended in the five-word line eight) creates a strong balance.
- So far as I know, this particular Finnish polysyllable never made it into any of Tolkien's languages.
- For all their - almost - excess of expression, the lines are cadenced and paid out in a sort of listening rhythm, a very personal, measured gather and tumble of polysyllables, after the unhearing jack-hammer blast of the early poems.
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.