Re: Words for family groups
|From:||Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, May 27, 1999, 12:40|
> Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 13:46:49 -0300
> From: FFlores <fflores@...>
> Spanish has _c=F3nyuge_ (con- "with, accompanying" +
> _yuge_ evidently from the same root as _yugo_ "yoke"
> [and _yoke_, and _yoga_!]). But it's rather formal,
> mostly seen in legal texts. You also have _esposos_
> as "X" in "A is B's husband/wife =3D=3D> A and B are X".
Well, the Danish word is also formal, since it is only in formal
contexts like laws and insurance policies that you need to talk about
someone's marriage partner without knowing the sex of the someone.
Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn@...> (Humour NOT marke=