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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 >Hawaiian-type system.
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>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? Athey _________________________________________________________________ Express yourself instantly with MSN Messenger! Download today - it's FREE! http://messenger.msn.click-url.com/go/onm00200471ave/direct/01/