If we classify them according to the“other relatives”, there are such kinds as kinship terms based on father/mother, husband/wife, elder brother/elder sister, younger brother/younger sister, son/daughter, nephew/niece and grandson/ granddaughter.
Referring to the vocabulary of Basic Vocabulary of Basic Dialects of Standard Chinese,this article investigated respectively the phenomenon of "same form different indication" in the appellation of relatives from different aspects and probed into the essence of the phenomenon.
Literal and extended use of kinship terms in documentary papyri
Kinship terms in papyrus letters do not always refer to actual relatives and so pose many problems for modern readers.
A constrained ultrametric tree analysis was performed on similarities between 32 subjects based on preferences for ten odors, while a constrained additive tree analysis was carried out on some proximity data between kinship terms.
Such methods are applied to a set of empirical sorting data: Rosenberg and Kim's (1975) fifteen kinship terms.
The algebraic is proposed as the correct representation of kinship terms.