Words you think English should have or bring back.

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Re: Words you think English should have or bring back.

Postby gmalivuk » Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:21 pm UTC

Monika wrote:In German it's for a variety of terms mostly for people
Zwilling twin
Drilling triplet

I assume that continues counting up for higher-order multiple births?
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Re: Words you think English should have or bring back.

Postby Eebster the Great » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:45 am UTC

I like the sound of "vierling" (mostly because it sounds like "fearling").

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Re: Words you think English should have or bring back.

Postby flicky1991 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:06 am UTC

"Drilling" is amazing. Funny how words do that sometimes.
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Re: Words you think English should have or bring back.

Postby Monika » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:59 am UTC

gmalivuk wrote:
Monika wrote:In German it's for a variety of terms mostly for people
Zwilling twin
Drilling triplet

I assume that continues counting up for higher-order multiple births?

Correct, there are Vierlinge (4-lings), Fünflingsgeburten (5-ling-births), Sechslingsschwangerschaften (6-lings-pregnancies), ...
Eebster the Great wrote:I like the sound of "vierling" (mostly because it sounds like "fearling").
flicky1991 wrote:"Drilling" is amazing. Funny how words do that sometimes.
Yep, these things are both neat :-)
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