Re: Personal Conjugation based on Closeness
|From:||Tristan McLeay <zsau@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, March 29, 2003, 11:12|
On Fri, 28 Mar 2003, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> In the same manner, your grandparents' siblings are "grand-uncles" and
> "grand-aunts" to you;
The term is 'great-uncle' and 'great-aunt'; these mean the same in
English. Your great-grandparent's siblings (i.e. your grandparents aunts
and uncles) are your great-great-uncles/aunts, and so forth.
> their children are "uncles and aunts";
Unless usage differs outside of Australia, it's actually 'aunts and
uncles' (like 'black and white', 'husband and wife', 'mum and dad', 'fish
and chips', or 'knife and fork').