Aug 17, 2011
Did you know that there are some words in Lebanese that do not occur except in plural form. The word “parent” for example, only occurs in plural form in designating the term for “mother” and “father”. Whereas you can have the term “parent” in English in singular form, the Lebanese term is “ahil”, and it is always in plural form.
The other meaning of the word parent to designate the “origin” of something can come in singular form, such as “aṡil”.
On the other hand, I have a riddle for the ones who know Lebanese. What is the plural form of:
Rġiif (loaf of bread)
Now, I am asking for the Lebanese plural, not the Arabic plural “Arġifa” “أرغفة”.