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On Tue, 12 Oct 2004 10:51:21 +0200, Andreas Johansson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> The Scandinavian languages retain different terms for paternal and maternal
> uncle and aunt, but they're aggressively analytic: _farbror_ "father brother",
> morbror "mother brother", _faster_ "father sister", _moster_ "mother sister"
> (the later two being contractions, of course).

Similarly for grandparents, where e.g. paternal grandfather and
maternal grandfather have separate (but easily analysable) words:
farfar, morfar (IIRC - and farmor, mormor for the respective
grandmothers).

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Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]>
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