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Kinship terms?

From:Elyse Grasso <emgrasso@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 4, 2003, 20:08
Is there a more general technical term for affixes indicating kinship,
like matronymics and patronymics?

Is there a good site online comparing kinship terminology in various

The Shayanans who are the original speakers of Jouevyaix Cherani are
'marsupial' seasonal breeders, who practice pouch-fosterage and don't
pair-bond for reproductive purposes. They have very complicated
families: situations where 2 people have all 3 parents (pouch-parent
and both seed-parents) the same are rare enough that they are hard to
talk about. The two words for sibling assume a common pouch-parent or
one common seed-parent.

Nitodthi is Nitodthi dlia Hasri: the late Hasri was his pouch-parent,
but not a seed-parent. His seed-father is Ketofi acharya Hasri (the
late Hasri was both seed- and pouch- parent to Ketofi), so Nitodthi
(aside from being his seed-father's pouch-sibling) can also be referred
to as Nitodthi kellya Ketofi. Nitodthi and Ketofi are both
pouch-siblings of the current Hasri, and Ketofi is also her

During the Counter-Occupation, one of the Imperial colonists who joined
the Shayanan side of the struggle famously referred to himself as 'dlia
Shayana', (it was an "Ich bin ein Berliner" moment: emotional bonds
notoriously follow the milk, not the seed) so the dlia and kellya terms
have become used to indicate birth-planet versus where your ancestors
Elyse Grasso


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