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Christophe Grandsire scripsit:

> Not exactly German, but close enough to fit I think, in Dutch there is
> "groeten" (plural, singular "groet", but just like "greetings" you don't
> see the singular very often :)) )

The U.S. Selective Service System used to start its letter telling you
that you had been drafted into the army with the word "Greeting", singular;
this word all by itself can generate a laugh/shudder among American
males of a certain age.

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Most languages are dramatically underdescribed, and at least one is
dramatically overdescribed.  Still other languages are simultaneously
overdescribed and underdescribed.  Welsh pertains to the third category.
        --Alan King