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PREFACE

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sister's son is R. It is a simple and easily intelligible nomenclature, and replaces intolerable verbiage in the description of distant kinships. My correspondents used it freely, and none of them spoke of any difficulty in understanding it. Its somewhat babyish sound is soon disregarded.

TABLE IV.-ABBREVIATIONS.

 
 

Males.

Females.

 

Grandfather, paternal fa fa

Grandmother, paternal

fa me

me me

me

fa si

me si

si

Father

maternal me fa

Mother

maternal

...

...   fa

... fa bra

... me bro

...   bro

...

...

...

...

...

Uncle, paternal

Aunt, paternal

„ maternal

„ maternal

Brother

...

Sister

...

Son ...

Nephew,

son

...   ...   son

Daughter   ...   ...

Niece, brother's

da

brother's

...

... bro son

si son

daughter ...   ... bro da

Nephew, sister's son

Male first cousins :

Niece, sister's daughter

Female first cousins

i. Dau. of paternal

si da

r. Son of paternal

uncle   fa bro son

uncle   fa bro da

2. Son of maternal

2. Dau. of maternal

 

uncle   me bro son

uncle   me bro da

3. Son of paternal

3. Dau. of paternal

 

aunt   fa si son

aunt   fa si da

4. Son of maternal

4. Dau. of maternal

 

aunt   me si son

aunt   me si da

Those relationships that are expressed by different combinations of these letters differ specifically; therefore, in saying, in the next chapter, that each person has " roughly, on the average, one fertile relative in each and every form of specific kinship,"

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