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Re: Sibling (was: Re: The pitfall of Chinese/Mandarin)

From:Rune Haugseng <haugrune@...>
Date:Thursday, December 13, 2001, 13:26
On Wednesday 12 December 2001 21:02, Rune Haugseng wrote:
> On Wednesday 12 December 2001 10:09, James Campbell wrote: > > > > This has interested me for ages. _Syskon_ and Norwegian _søsken_ are > > commonly-used words, if I understand correctly. (Although _søsken_ is > > plural: "brothers and sisters".) > > I'd say you could use it as singular (e.g. "Jeg har ett søsken", I > have one sibling), though it's much more commonly used as a plural.
Seems my intuition was wrong on this one - I checked a checked a dictionary, and it was listed as plural. I still think I might use the sentence quoted above, though. ------------- Rune Haugseng