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 Post subject: Skourene Bsopa
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:30 am 
Lebom
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Could it be asked by what form one would address one's uncles (or aunts) in Old Skourene, given that the bsepa-structure suggests there'll be a lot of these? Would it be the same as the words for parents, the former with a prefix to denote distance, or are there separate roots as in Wede:i?
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 Post subject: Re: Skourene Bsopa
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:57 pm 
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Can't answer yet, as this will require thinking out OS kinship terms. I'm trying to move away from making them all European style!


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 Post subject: Re: Skourene Bsopa
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:29 pm 
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While it's true most European languages use the Eskimo kinship system I wanna say a few of them don't. Icelandic uses an Eskimo variant that conflates cousins with aunts and uncles, but I feel like there are more "exotic" systems in user elsewhere. Anyone know more about this?

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 Post subject: Re: Skourene Bsopa
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:30 am 
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It seems like earlier European kinship systems were in fact Sudanese, or at least Latin and Old English were. avunculus for example, from which we get "avuncular", was specifically a maternal uncle (a paternal uncle was patruus).

It's not hard to see the development of Eskimo kinship in modern European systems as mirroring the rise in importance of nuclear families.

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