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Re: Senyecan kinship system

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Friday, October 15, 2004, 22:33

Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...> writes:
>... > My impression is that conlang kin terms tend to be very analytical, > with morphemes for mother/father/sister/brother/son/daughter forming > the basic units and words for cousin/aunt/uncle being transparently > composed; yours was no exception. ...
Just to give another example of this kind, here is Tyl-Sjok's system. Very analytical indeed. I'll give a bit more than kinship terms: person - jyx [j1X] Everything vaguely or potentially human usually starts with j- in Tyl-Sjok. 1p pronoun - jo [jV] 2p - je [jE] 3p - ja [ja] man - jan woman - jas old person - jal child - jat spouse - jax parent - jul [jMl] son/daughter - jut brother/sister - jux Some complex terms: mother - jas jul [jaSMl] young girl - jas jat husband - jan jax me (male) - jan jo grandchild - jut jut grandparent - jul jul grandmother - jas jul jul maternal \ grandparent - jul jas jul uncle/aunt - jul jux maternal uncle - jas jul jan jux Then the abstract concept: family - juna And the following one is purely incidental: body - jun More j's in one posting anyone?? :-) **Henrik