If anyone cares, the Japanese is “ichi-rinshya.”
Actually, the Japanese have a separate word for bicycle, “jitenshya” (literally
more-or-less “self-powered-vehicle”) but return to the “rinsha” pattern for a
tricycle, which I believe is called a “san-rinshya.”
Ted Howe wrote:
> Jack Halpern wrote:
> > There are two words that I have found: ODNOKOLYOSNYI VELOSIPED standard? (M.
> > Roy, S. Khramkov) MONOTSIKL? colloq.? (J. Foss)
> ODNO- one KOLYOSNYI- wheeled VELOSIPED- bicycle So this fits the usual
> oxymoron pattern.
> Ted Howe TedLHowe@compuserve.com