Re: Personal Conjugation based on Closeness
|From:||Adam Walker <carrajena@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, March 29, 2003, 2:17|
Tristan <kesuari@...> wrote:
t'Fri, 28 Mar 2003 17:40:08 -0500
"H. S. Teoh" bsaidsiem:
> - uncles and aunts who are cousins of your parents (as opposed to
> siblings) are called by different terms as well.
Since when have they counted as aunts and uncles? Aren't they cousins?
(I've never understood what things like 'second cousin three times
removed' means, though.) Or do they count as a subset of aunts and
uncles in Chinese, hence that grouping?
Yeah. I noticed that too. In my 'Merican English them folk is cousins. I b'leive
them is second cousins if I been rightly told. (As for that "removed" busines,
I don't understand it either.)