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Re: Personal Conjugation based on Closeness

From:Adam Walker <carrajena@...>
Date:Saturday, March 29, 2003, 2:25

 Rachel Klippenstein <estel_telcontar@...> wrote:

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)


Ah, so that's how it works.


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.



I never heard that terminology before. Sounds like Hamlet. Or the result of
having family in Arkansas. My mother's Cousin Linda is my Cousin Linda. Of
course, she's Mom's first cousin and my second cousin. No wonder I never
learned the "removed" bit. We just change numbers. Of course then you get more
than one kind of second cousin.



Rachel Klippenstein <estel_telcontar@...>