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Re: Personal Conjugation based on Closeness

From:Rachel Klippenstein <estel_telcontar@...>
Date:Saturday, March 29, 2003, 0:15
 --- Tristan wrote:
> t'Fri, 28 Mar 2003 "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? > Tristan <kesuari@...>
In the "Xth cousin Y times removed" terminology, your parents' cousins are your first cousins once removed (they're your parents' (first) cousins, and that is the last generation you can look at where they are of the same generation. You are one generation different, which is where the "once removed" comes in. The relation goes both ways, so you are also their first cousin once removed. I don't know if I explained this understandably, though.). But I think most people don't know this terminology. It's one thing I learnt from the Lord of the RIngs (thanks to the Hobbits' great concern for genealogy) But in my family, we always called such relatives "cousin-aunts" and "cousin-uncles" - and referred to them as Aunt/Uncle so-and-so. And we, naturally were their cousin-nieces and cousin-nephews. Rachel ______________________________________________________________________ Post your free ad now!


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