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On Thu, 1 Apr 1999 08:47:01 +0100, Boudewijn Rempt
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>On Sun, 28 Mar 1999, Herman Miller wrote:
>
>> One of the Zariva words for "niece or nephew", "tethaliri", is derived=
 from
>> a word for "cousin", "tetha".
>>
>
>What does the suffix <-liri> mean? Is it a diminutive?

Yes, that's right; actually Zariva has a three-way distinction between
"tetha" (cousin, spec. one who has two grandparents in common), =
"tethaliri"
(little cousin =3D niece, nephew), and "tethaliirin" (big cousin =3D =
aunt,
uncle).