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Stephen Mulraney scripsit:

> I understood John's statement to mean that there exist kinship systems
> where all kinship terms are reciprocal, rather then "there exist
> kinship systems where there exist terms that are reciprocal".

No, I meant the latter only.  "Cousin" is an example, to be sure, but
I was thinking of cultures where grandfather and grandson use
reciprocal terms.

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To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.  There are
no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language that
they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful. --The Hobbit