Blue One (kalagni) wrote in linguaphiles,
Blue One
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Units of Family

I have a question for you, my dear folks.

When referring to family members, and groups of family, you have gender specific terms and non-gender specific terms.

Mom, Dad, Parent, Parents
Brother, Sister, Sibling, Siblings
Grandma, Grandpa, Grandparent, Grandparents
Son, Daughter, Child, Children

Is there a term like that nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts? Is there a way to refer to nieces/nephews without referring to the gender or to refer to a mixed gendered group? Same thing with aunt and uncle, is there a way to refer to either or both without using a gendered term?

Thanks
Tags: english, kinship terminology
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