From: Ben Crick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Apr 03 1998 - 19:06:57 EST
On Fri 3 Apr 98 (20:13:48 +0800), email@example.com wrote:
> The objection to "brothers and sisters" is usually made on
> grounds of being 'too cumbersome' to have three words always
> but it is normal practice with some North Asian languages
> with a lot of binary character vocabulary to automatically
> think of rendering one word => two/three/four in English.
What a pity we don't have an English equivalent to the German /Geschwister/.
Could we coin a new word, "Bristers" or "Bristren"?
-- Revd Ben Crick, BA CF <firstname.lastname@example.org> 232 Canterbury Road, Birchington, Kent, CT7 9TD (UK) http://www.cnetwork.co.uk/crick.htm
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