Re: Kinship systems
|From:||Kevin Athey <kevindeanathey@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, April 6, 2005, 21:18|
>From: Patrick Littell <puchitao@...>
>I don't think it's attested, but as far as naturalism goes I could see
>the sort of system you describe arising from a system that makes a
>strong distinction between potential and taboo mates. Here's an
>example of what I'm thinking, beginning with a very simple
>Such a system could be as complicated as one wants; I just chose a
>Hawaiian system because it meant less typing for me.
I'm using overtly unrelated roots (although they would be historically
related, I suppose). Also, the most important distinction here is lateral
distance from the matrilineal line. I figured it all out, so I can now be
more illustrative. I made a pretty picture! http://people.ku.edu/~athey/
This will be up for only a couple of days, as I use my school webspace for a
number of other things, but it should be there for a week or so.
How's it look?
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