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On Wed, 28 Sep 2011 01:21:00 -0400, MorphemeAddict 
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>Does anyone know of a natlang that treats relationships such as 
father/son,
>grandfather/grandson, or single man (bachelor)/husband/widower as 
inverse
>relationships, by which I mean that one of the pair/group is taken as 
basic
>and the other(s) are formed by marking the basic form?
>
>In my Zbansut, father is xrot (xro-t), son is xrotat (xro-ta-t). 
Grandfather
>is krit (kri-t), grandson is kritat (kri-ta-t). A never-married man is škit
>(ški-t), a married man (husband) is škitat (ški-ta-t), and a
>no-longer-married man (usually widower) is a škinet (ški-ne-t).
>
>stevo

I've never heard of a natlang doing that but my conlang 'Yemls does 
have inverse relationships: faafa "father", cefaafa "a man's children". 
The same prefix, ce-, is used also for rearranging the argument 
structures of verbs.

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neogu