stepgrandparents and relational ambiguity

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 25 01:18:00 UTC 2009

Ah ha. "OP" for 'original poster' is a new one to me.
Mark Mandel

On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 2:53 PM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at>wrote:

> The OP was originally talking about an issue with stepgrandparents in
> that you can't tell at which level the step-part is introduced. Among
> other items, I said that family terms such as brother in Japanese and
> uncle/aunt in Cantonese are also ambiguous.
> Whether the OP agrees that these are relevant to what he is looking
> for isn't clear as he hasn't responded about this.
> ...

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