[Lingtyp] Kinship systems that distinguish age but not gender
hedvig.skirgard at gmail.com
Wed Jul 19 08:31:33 UTC 2017
Does anyone know of a language that has a distinction in the kinship system
for age of referent (younger/older) without also having a distinction for
gender of referent? For example, a language that marks siblings as being
younger or older to ego without reference to being sister or brother.
The hypothesis is that this doesn't happen/is very rare. We'd like to know
if you've come across any examples of this.
I'm asking for my friend Alex (cc:ed) who is not on the list. Please direct
any responses or comments to her.
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