In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Until the middle of the twentieth century the scholarly consensus was that Mark could not have ended with a postpositive particle or with such a shocking ending as ‘for they were afraid.’
- Among other particular features of Albanian and other Balkan languages are a postpositive definite article and the absence of a verbal infinitive.
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.