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Learn about the English language, culture, history and traditions with the Bulldogz team of native teachers and special guests!

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Learn about the English language, culture, history and traditions with the Bulldogz team of native teachers and special guests!

    Interesting Etymologies - Dead Languages

    Interesting Etymologies - Dead Languages

    "Hello again word lovers!" We have looked at words that have come to English from very far flung roots and some of the languages they have travelled through no longer exist. If we exclude Latin, Greek and Hebrew from our considerations, how many words exist in English that have come from dead languages and another question to consider, how does a language die?


    Find the full article for this episode on our website: https://www.bulldogz.org/post/interesting-etymologies-39-dead-languages

    • 6 min
    Need to know - San Valero

    Need to know - San Valero

    San Valero, Rosconero y ventolero! All you need to know about this celebration of Saint Valero, the Patron Saint of Zaragoza, is right here.

    • 4 min
    Interesting Etymologies - Non-PIE

    Interesting Etymologies - Non-PIE

    "Hello again word lovers!" In this episode we are looking for words in English that have come from a non PIE root. A packed epsiode with a plentiful supply of words.


    On this episode there is some additional information to be provided:


    Bamboo is credited as being a word from Telugu in this epsideo when it is more likely from Kannada or Malay.


    Taboo is listed as emerging from Hawaiian when it comes directly ito English via James Cook after his visit to Tonga.


    The etymology of Curry, Ginger, Cash and Ukulele are covered in more detail in the related article on our website:

    https://www.bulldogz.org/post/interesting-etymologies-38-non-pie


    And if you want to know why wiki wiki can be seen on the front of a bus you will need to head to our website and discover the strange background to the word wiki entering international use in the same article.

    • 6 min
    Interesting Etymologies - Mythical beasts

    Interesting Etymologies - Mythical beasts

    "Hello again word lovers!" Today we are going into the realms of myth, particulalry that of mythical beasts.


    From the Phoenix to the undead. Monsters and ghosts to angels and manticores.


    Check out the full article of our website:

    https://www.bulldogz.org//post/interesting-etymologies-37-mythical-beasts

    • 7 min
    Interesting Etymologies - Acronyms

    Interesting Etymologies - Acronyms

    "Hello again word lovers!" and in this instalment we are going to look at words formed from initial letters, known as acronyms. These are not to be confused with initialisms, which do not form new words. - F.B.I, C.I.A for example. AIDS is an acronym, H.I.V is an initialism


    Check out the full article of our website:

    https://www.bulldogz.org//post/interesting-etymologies-36-acronyms

    • 6 min
    Need to know - Three Kings

    Need to know - Three Kings

    Need to know : The Three Kings


    Bearing gifts we travel afar....The Spanish tradition of "Reyes" that extends the magic of the Christmas season that little bit longer and brings city centres to a standstill.


    All you need to know right here! Full related article on our website: https://www.bulldogz.org//post/2019/01/01/need-to-know-the-three-kings

    • 5 min

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