On Sun, Jan 27, 2002 at 09:20:02PM +0100, Bernd Schandl wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Jan 2002, James A. Treacy wrote:
> If we really need the last one, we should have female and male version as
> above (they are called differently in German).
[revisions to original]
parent's cousin's son
parent's cousin's daughter
> > Personally, I don't think we need more than the above (unless I missed
> > something obvious). If someone feels otherwise, feel free to add it.
> I think they are enough. But on the other hand, if it can be calculated
> that someone is my 25th great grandfather or my 12th cousin 7 times
> removed, it would be nice to get the information that I have a direct
> ancestor or a distant cousin. I am just not sure about the wording.
Yes, I forgot about great grandparents (and grandchildren), so the
following should be added:
great grandfather great grandfather
great grandmother great grandmother
g-g grandfather great great grandfather (do people prefer '2nd great'?)
g-g grandmother great great grandmother
g-g-g grandfather 3rd great grandfather
g-g-g grandmother 3rd great grandmother
nth great grandmother nth great grandmother
nth great grandfather nth great grandfather
great grandson great grandson
great granddaughter great granddaughter
g-g grandson great great grandson (again, do people prefer '2nd great?)
g-g granddaughter great great granddaughter
g-g-g grandson 3rd great grandson
g-g-g granddaughter 3rd great granddaughter
nth great grandson nth great grandson
nth great granddaughter nth great granddaughter
Someone else can fill in the nth cousin (and once removed) relationships
if they desire.
Note that I have introduced an english-centric notion in the above,
which is that ordinal numbers have the same form after third, i.e.
fourth, fifth, sixth, etc. I know it is different for other languages,
but would like to find the smallest set that works for everyone. If
your language needs something different, please speak up.
It's amazing that something so simple can generate such a large list!
James (Jay) Treacy