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Eric Christopherson wrote:
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> On Wed, Oct 25, 2000 at 07:03:23PM +0200, Kristian Jensen wrote:
> > I have never heard of any other term that could be equivalent to
> > "sophomore" (2nd year), "junior" (3rd year), or "senior" (4th year)
> > in Danish. Besides, the Danish equivalent to a high school, which
> > is called a "gymnasium", has only three years, not four. So if such
> > terms existed, then both "sophomore" and "junior" would be lexicalized
> > by the same word in Danish.
>
> The high school I went to had only grades 10-12 until my senior year, when
> it engulfed the 9th grade as well. Nevertheless, 10th graders were
> sophomores, 11th graders were juniors, and 12th graders were seniors. I
> guess 9th graders would have been freshmen (freshpersons! :) ), but I don't
> recall hearing or using the term when I was in 9th grade.

At my high school, you hear "niner" occasionally for 9th graders, and
students in their final (5th) year are called "OACs", even though OAC
stands for "Ontario Academic Credit", which is the name for those 5th
year courses, being the ones that you submit to Universities. Other than
that you have "Grade 9s", "Grade 10s", "Grade 11s", and "Grade 12s" -
the grade describes the person, as well as the grade their in.

--
Robert