tilio sibling of either sex (Z, B) / parallel cousin of either sex [...]

Part of Speech noun, kinship
Phonetic Form tilio ; tilio
Tanema Equivalent e, mwe(ne)
Lovono Equivalent alu / mwene
Paradigm Form 1s: tili' one ; 2s: tilio ; 3s: tieli* ; til’ iape: 3p ; tili’ adapa
    • sibling of either sex (Z, B)
      • Kin
    • Syntactic Restriction symmetrical term
      Typical Subject ego male or female
      Encyclopedic Info Morph.: The final vowel /o/ in tilio is only ever heard with a 2sg possessor; with all other persons, the noun is elided to tili’. The 3sg form has an irregular variant tieli [ʧeli].
      • Example 1076:
        Tilio emele pe i-katau eo?
        Is this your younger sister?
      • Example 2465:
        tili' one emele
        [my female sibling] my sister
      • Example 2466:
        tili' one mwalkote
        [my male sibling] my brother
      • Example 2467:
        Tili' one pine, moe iape na ta.
        My big brother, here is his house.
    • parallel cousin of either sex (MZC, FBC)
      • Kin
    • Syntactic Restriction classificatory sibling
      Encyclopedic Info Anth: Parallel cousins cannot marry together, unlike cross-cousins (leka).
      • Example 343:
        Tili' one emele pe tieli et' one i-ve, kape ne-kila ini metae, pe keba basa iune.
        My female cousin, born of my mother's sister, I am not allowed to marry her, because we belong to the same moiety.
    • great-grandparent or great-grandchild
      • Kin
    • Syntactic Restriction symmetrical term

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  • See also:
    • pie grandfather; any male from the grandparent generation (FF, MF, MMB…) / grandson; any male from the grandchild generation (SS, DS+) / namesake, person bearing the same name as o.s.