I don't think I knew the French word, no. Just made a flashcard for that as well in hopes that the one will help reinforce the other.vijayjohn wrote:Really? Do you know concours in French? If so, doesn't that help?
IpseDixit wrote:[flag=]en[/flag] speaking in tongues - [flag=]it[/flag] glossolalia
cugino di terzo grado, I have no fucking idea what those are.
IpseDixit wrote: cugino di terzo grado
For the record, there's "third cousin" and "cousin three times removed", and the terms can be put together, like in "third cousin three times removed" (technically, the great-great-great-great grandchild of your great-great uncle or aunt ).Koko wrote:cousin third-times removed?
Dormouse559 wrote:But I agree with Koko that the distinction is unknown to most people, me included. I generally call the children of my first cousins my "second cousins" even though strictly speaking they're my "first cousins once removed".
linguoboy wrote:I found it pretty easy to grasp once it was explained to me: the ordinal refers to how many generations back you need to go from your parents to find a common ancestor. My first cousins share a grandparent with me, my second cousins share a great-grandparent, my third cousins a great-great-grandparent and so forth. "Removes" then count how many generations off you are from that. My first cousin's children are my first cousins "once removed", their children would be "twice removed", and so forth.
One distinction which causes a lot of confusion because it's so rare in this day-and-age is "double first cousins". This is when two sets of siblings marry, so your natural uncle/aunt is also your aunt/uncle' in-law. My husband has a set of double first cousins, and whenever he mentions this he finds himself having to explain what it means.
vijayjohn wrote:Wait, really? I thought first cousins once removed were the parents or children of second cousins, and thus the first cousins of either your parents or your children if you had any.
I agree that the first is your first cousin once removed. But his son would just be your second cousin. You're both of the same generation, so there's no removal.vijayjohn wrote:Wait, no, there's this online family tree thingy that I'm part of, and according to that, my grandfather's brother's son is my "first cousin once removed," his son is my "second cousin," and his son is my "second cousin once removed." Pfft, they're probably wrong.
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