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@...>
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 formerAustralian
> 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 schoolswhose
> 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 firstpark might
> not have come before the first civil war.)
> > sound familiar to anyone?
> Not in the least. Michael, one thing about your posts is theyoften
> seem very apropos of nothing. Could you include a bit ofcontext from
> a previous posts so we know what's happening? Also, I have noproblems
> at all with changing the subject header, but my current mailclient
> only threads messages based on their subject, so perhaps youcould do
> something like "OT: Family roots? (was: (old threadsubject))",
> replacing "(old thread subject)" with whatever the old threadsubject