In dutch the singular word tweeling (tvilling) can be used for both one of the two twins or both of them. So if you would translate this sentence literally to dutch (❤❤❤ heet jouw tweeling?) you would be asking for both names. Is this also the case in swedish?
I would assume that was marked wrong because there is no possessive on the twin. You need to say twin's to be correct English.
How do you pronounce tvilling? I can't quite get the "tv-" sound from the audio clip.
Lol, yeah. The guy who said it REALLY pronounces that final syllable. I don't hear "tvillinging," but I do hear "tvillinge." He almost adds a 3rd syllable. Maybe that's his accent, or maybe he was trying really hard to pronounce the whole word clearly.
If you go to that link and page down, you can listen to the word in Danish and Norwegian. It seems to be basically the same word, and maybe hearing their pronunciations will help.
I notice on the map on that page, the Swedish guy looks to be from Smaland, which explains his pronunciation.
It's a very familiar accent for me. That's where most of my relatives are, on both sides of my family, and where my Swedish ancestors came from. Also it's the accent usually taught here in the U.S., presumably because most Swedish-Americans trace their ancestry to that area. Even my English-speaking grandparents and great aunts and uncles, and pretty much everyone in Wisconsin, Upper Michigan, and Minnesota, have a similar lilt to their speech, lol. It's very distinctive. I love it. They do sound like they are adding extra syllables to words sometimes, though.
yeah, it probably refers to the sibling since its in singular. i dont think youd ask the parent for the name of only one of the twins.
Not more than anywhere else in the world, i.e. it happens but it's just as rare here as anyplace else.
I tried "What is your twin siblings name" but it was incorrect. Maybe the fault is in my english?
Actually you should say "What is your twin sibling's name ?" or "What is the name of your twin sibling ?"
Actually, nobody says, "my twin sibling." I've heard people say, "my twin" many times, but usually it is, "my twin sister" or "my twin brother." I've never heard anyone refer to "my twin sibling."
It is grammatically correct but odd in English to ask, "What is the name of your twin?" We would say, "What is your twin's name?"