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