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Re: Personal Conjugation based on Closeness

From:Joe <joe@...>
Date:Saturday, March 29, 2003, 6:26
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From: "Rachel Klippenstein" <estel_telcontar@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2003 4:15 PM
Subject: Re: Personal Conjugation based on Closeness

> --- 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. >
So the children of your first cousins once removed are your second cousins?


Rachel Klippenstein <estel_telcontar@...>