Bininj Kunwok
Triangular Kinship Terms

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djongok

Etymology

Ordinary kin term for one's "poison cousin" MMBC.

Definitions

#1

djongok you are my child (female ego), my doydoyh ‘FFM(B), MMM(B) etc’, your mawah ‘FF(B/Z)’.

It is not clear how this term refers to a djongok (which is a synonym for na-kurrng/ngal-kurrng). If it is egocentric, then one’s doydoyh is not one’s djongok, but would be married to one’s doydoy. It cannot be tucentric because the hearer calls the referent mawah. I know of no superclass that collapses mawah/sibling with a djongok, so it must be egocentric.

#2

djongok you are my child (female ego), my skewed F or FZ (FZC>F(Z), MBC>F(Z), your djongok/na-kurrng ‘MMBS’. Reciprocal term = djongok

#3

djongok you are my child (female ego), my skewed F or FZ (FZC>F(Z), MBC>F(Z), your djongok/na-kurrng ‘MMBS’. Reciprocal term = djongok

#4

djongok you are my husband, my classificatory mother-in-law (if a woman) or na-kurrng ‘MMBS’ (if a man), your doydoy (FFM(B), MMM(B)). Reciprocal term = doydoyh.

#5

djongok you are my husband, my classificatory mother-in-law (if a woman) or na-kurrng ‘MMBS’ (if a man), your doydoy (FFM(B), MMM(B)). Reciprocal term = doydoyh.

#6

djongok you are my husband, my mother-in-law, your mother. Reciprocal term = karrard

#7

djongok you are my kangkinj ‘ZC’, my MF, your djongok ‘MMF’. Reciprocal term = djongok.

#8

djongok you are my mother, my djongok/ngalkurrng ‘MFM(B)’, your makkah ‘FM(B)’. Reciprocal term = djongok/ngalkurrng

#9

djongok you are my ZDS, my na-kurrng ‘MMBS etc’, your father.

Note that if the term used is djongok, the centricity is egocentric, but if the term chosen is na-babba, then this is tucentric

#10

djongok you are my child (female ego), my makkah ‘FM(B)’, your djongok/ngal-kurrng. Reciprocal term = djongok/ngalkurrng.

#11

You are my husband, my mother-in-law, your mother.
Reciprocal term = karrard

#12

You are my husband, my classificatory mother-in-law (if a woman) or na-kurrng ‘poison cousin’ (if a man), your doydoy ‘FFM(B), MMM(B)‘. Alternative terms are speaker 1 says na-rroyngu and speaker 2 replies with the reciprocal term na-ngarrkkang.
Reciprocal term = doydoyh.