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Re: OT: Family roots?

From:Michael Adams <abrigon@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 24, 2006, 11:14
Well, was just seeing if anyone had any knowledge of select
family roots of mine in the US/Canada area, but .. back to

How to say things like:

God-daughter, what I call my ex-gfs daughter, after I found out
she was not mine biologically but is more mine in spirit, since
I was there as much as possible from before her birth and until
I had to move and lost contact when she was Six.

Also other family relationships that the current English forms
have problems with.

1/2 Siblings, okay, easy, but what about

Step Uncle or Step Uncle In Law?

Adams family not the Addams Family, used to have an old VW
Manual/Advert book with Uncle Fester in it, wish I still had


----- Original Message -----
From: "Tristan Alexander McLeay" <conlang@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 2:02 AM
Subject: Re: OT: Family roots?

> On 24/05/06, Michael Adams <abrigon@...> wrote: > > > > Family: > > Adams: atleast 1700 > > I thought the Addams family were created in the 1930s. > > > Hayden: c.1632 > > Make that "c. 1932", if you're talking of the former
> Governor-General's birthday. > > > Grant: c.1632 > > Cover: ? > > Donovan: c.1849 > > O'Meara: c.1849 > > Delaney: c.1849 > > Not a clue! (I think there was a teacher at one of my schools
> surname was "Grant", and while teachers might seem a little > old-fashioned, 1632 is a bit older than I had in mind.) > > > Parks: Unknown but atleast pre-civil war. > > I would certainly hope so! (Though I suppose the the first
park might
> not have come before the first civil war.) > > > sound familiar to anyone? > > Not in the least. Michael, one thing about your posts is they
> seem very apropos of nothing. Could you include a bit of
context from
> a previous posts so we know what's happening? Also, I have no
> at all with changing the subject header, but my current mail
> only threads messages based on their subject, so perhaps you
could do
> something like "OT: Family roots? (was: (old thread
> replacing "(old thread subject)" with whatever the old thread
> was. > > -- > Tristan.