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Re: Personal Conjugation based on Closeness

From:Tristan <kesuari@...>
Date:Saturday, March 29, 2003, 0:45
t'Fri, 28 Mar 2003 19:15:55 -0500
Rachel Klippenstein <estel_telcontar@...> bsaidsiem:

> 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.
Okay, thanks. It's mostly what I thought, I just got confused about it working both ways having tried to look it up in a dictionary (which didn't explain it worked both ways).
> 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.
Well, the only one I've ever met was a cousin of my mothers, and she always called her Cousin* some-female-Dutch-name-beginning-with-H, so I've always thought of her as more like a cousin than an aunt. (She and her father, who is my maternal grandfather's brother, came to Australia when Opa** died.) *Yes, she uses the English word for that, but the Dutch words for aunt and uncle. **Hah! That's in the list's official language! So nyah! -- Tristan <kesuari@...> War doesn't prove who's right, just who's left. - fortune.