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Re: All in the family.

From:Chris Peters <beta_leonis@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 13, 2006, 0:10
>I was just wondering about different ways to refer to relatives in >different languages (artificial or natural). There seems to be a lot of >different ways to do it in natural languages. Most distingish by sex, >some others also by age. Chinese has different words for "older >brother" and "younger brother" for example. In Swedish it's not just >"grandfather" but "farfar" (father's father" or "morfar" (mother's >father. >
Japanese distinguishes between "formal" and "informal" versions of the same particular relative. The informal version is used when talking *about* your own relative, while the formal version is used when you're talking directly to them, or if you're talking about somebody else's. _________________________________________________________________ Share your latest news with your friends with the Windows Live Spaces friends module.


Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>