Re: Family business
|From:||Sally Caves <scaves@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 19, 2004, 18:39|
The only really interesting thing Teonaht does with family relations is have
different words for father, mother, sister, and brother, distinguishing
whether they are YOUR kin or someone else's kin.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Geoff Horswood" <geoffhorswood@...>
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 4:09 AM
Subject: Family business
> I'm trying to generate some vocabulary for Xinkutlan around the concepts
> family and relations.
> I was thinking about some of the different ways Kazakh and some of the
> other languages I know bits of classify different relatives, and I started
> Do your conlangs have any "interesting" ways of classifying family
> relationships? What distinctions are made/not made?
> Eg are there separate words for elder and younger siblings? Different
> terms depending on birth order? How far "out" does "brother" extend?
> common parents, one common parent, uncles, friends, people from your
> How many generations back and forward have specific titles (ie mother,
> grandmother, great-grandmother etc)? Do the ancestral ones vary depending
> on which side of the family?
> How do you refer to in-laws? Do husbands and wives use different words
> family members?
> What does your language's conculture consider to constitute "a family"?
> Nuclear or extended- and how far extended?