I couldn't think of anything sensible to say about Baden Baden last week (is that really a word?) but this one got me thinking of linguistic stuff again. Does anyone know what the words in other languages are for some common chess terms such as "fork", "pin", "skewer", "discovered check", "check" (this is given at the earlier link), "checkmate", "draw", "stalemate" and so on? There was a webpage of foreign-language terms for chess pieces that was pointed to last time, but what about other chess terms? I guess ones like "zugzwang" are universal, but even then I suppose some languages might have their own equivalent term rather than borrowing the German or French (e.g. en passant).Gavin Strachan wrote:This weeks word of the week is:
When two or more of the opponents pieces are being attacked at the same time by one piece.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fork_(chess) for diagrams.
Oops. Am I using up future word of the week possibilities?