Re: Personal Conjugation based on Closeness
|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
**Hah! That's in the list's official language! So nyah!
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