In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The fact that the singer was Spanish and that the programme printed the song title with a tilde might have been a clue, anyway.
- The tilde over the letter o is a dead giveaway as the other languages don't have it.
- A tilde over the vowel indicates a high broken tone, in which the voice starts slightly above the middle of the normal speaking voice range, drops and then rises abruptly.
- In modern Paraguayan orthography, the nasal vowels are represented with the nasal tilde (~) over the oral version of the vowel.
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.