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By V. Pericliev

This booklet provides the 1st machine software automating the duty of componential research of kinship vocabularies. The publication examines this system when it comes to simple difficulties: the widely happening inconsistency of componential types; and the large variety of substitute componential versions.

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At Step 2, however, we do have a choice, between [−back] and [−low]. Suppose we choose Problems of componential analysis 39 [−low]. Up to this moment, /e/ is profiled with two components [−high, −low]. At Step 3, we must add some of the features [−back] or [−round], since there is no other alternative for distinguishing /e/ from /o/, so, adding, say, [−back], we get the definition [−high & −low & −back]. At Step 4, we do not need to add a component, since /e/ discriminates from /u/ by components already in the definition of /e/.

26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 45 ˇciˇco: FaBr lelja: FaSi tetka: MoSi brat: Br sestra: Si batko: elderBr kaka: elderSi bratovˇced: MoSiSo ∨ MoBrSo ∨ FaSiSo ∨ FaBrSo ∨ MoMoSiDaSo ∨ MoMoSiSoSo ∨ MoMoBrDaSo ∨ MoMoBrSoSo ∨ MoFaSiDaSo ∨ MoFaSiSoSo ∨ MoFaBrDaSo ∨ MoFaBrSoSo ∨ FaMoSiDaSo ∨ FaMoSiSoSo ∨ FaMoBrDaSo ∨ FaMoBrSoSo ∨ FaFaSiDaSo ∨ FaFaSiSoSo ∨ FaFaBrDaSo ∨ FaFaBrSoSo bratovˇcedka: MoSiDa ∨ MoBrDa ∨ FaSiDa ∨ FaBrDa ∨ MoMoSiDaDa ∨ MoMoSiSoDa ∨ MoMoBrDaDa ∨ MoMoBrSoDa ∨ MoFaSiDaDa ∨ MoFaSiSoDa ∨ MoFaBrDaDa ∨ MoFaBrSoDa ∨ FaMoSiDaDa ∨ FaMoSiSoDa ∨ FaMoBrDaDa ∨ FaMoBrSoDa ∨ FaFaSiDaDa ∨ FaFaSiSoDa ∨ FaFaBrDaDa ∨ FaFaBrSoDa sin: So d˘ asterja: Da plemennik: BrSo ∨ SiSo plemennica: BrDa ∨ SiDa vnuk: SoSo ∨ DaSo vnuˇcka: DaDa ∨ SoDa pravnuk: SoSoSo ∨ SoDaSo ∨ DaSoSo ∨ DaDaSo pravnuˇcka: DaDaDa ∨ SoSoDa ∨ SoDaDa ∨ DaSoDa m˘ až: Hu žena: Wi šurej: WiBr šurenajka: WiBrWi dever: HuBr zet: SiHu ∨ DaHu badžanak: WiSiHu z˘ alva: HuSi bald˘ aza: WiSi snaha: BrWi ∨ SoWi et˘ arva: HuBrWi vujna: MoBrWi strina: FaBrWi lelin: FaSiHu tetin: MoSiHu svek˘ ar: HuFa 46 Componential Analysis of Kinship Terminology 41.

This component may serve to discriminate uncle1 from father, mother, son, daughter, grandfather, grandmother, grandson, granddaughter, all of which are lineal. 1), that is already used in the Problems of componential analysis 29 definition of uncle1, discriminates this word from the very same set of words ‘collateral’ does, making the use of the latter component superfluous. ) Our examples were only illustrative and do not exhaust all cases of violation of the necessity condition in Nogle’s componential analysis.

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