In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Smaller intervals were derived on the same principles, so that the octave could eventually be marked out into tones and semitones which might be combined to form other intervals.
- I remember being particularly horrified at the drop of a semitone on the word ‘Dona’.
- By the end of ‘Cromosomi’, with its tricky harmonic sequence that descends in semitones, he had the audience in the palm of his hand.
- If the given key is not so advantageous to the singer we may end up playing the work a semitone lower, which makes a great improvement.
- The subject is almost all semitones, this time expressing yearning and anticipation, rather than sorrow.
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.