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Re: CHAT: Education words in various English dialects // was "Mister"

From:Eric Christopherson <raccoon@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 8, 2000, 18:26
On Wed, Oct 25, 2000 at 07:03:23PM +0200, Kristian Jensen wrote:
> I have never heard of any other term that could be equivalent to > "sophomore" (2nd year), "junior" (3rd year), or "senior" (4th year) > in Danish. Besides, the Danish equivalent to a high school, which > is called a "gymnasium", has only three years, not four. So if such > terms existed, then both "sophomore" and "junior" would be lexicalized > by the same word in Danish.
The high school I went to had only grades 10-12 until my senior year, when it engulfed the 9th grade as well. Nevertheless, 10th graders were sophomores, 11th graders were juniors, and 12th graders were seniors. I guess 9th graders would have been freshmen (freshpersons! :) ), but I don't recall hearing or using the term when I was in 9th grade. -- Eric Christopherson / *Aiworegs Ghristobhorosyo