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giinimoshenh nad es

your cross-cousin (of the opposite sex to you): your mother's brother's child, your father's sister's child ; your sweetheart

There is no simple independent word for this kind of cousin, a kind of cross-cousin of the opposite sex (a mother’s brother’s child or a father’s sister’s child). A personal prefix goes with the dependent noun stem /=iinimosheny-/ cross-cousin (of the opposite sex) to make a full word:
  • niinimoshenh my cross-cousin (1s-3s)
  • giinimoshenh your cross-cousin (2s-3s)
  • wiinimoshenyan h/ cross-cousin
    • [MN] wiinimoshenyan h/ cross-cousin/cross-cousins (3s-3')
    • [BL] wiinimoshenyan h/ cross-cousin (3s-3's)
    • [BL] wiinimoshenya’ h/ cross-cousins (3s-3'p)
The same terms are used for someone's sweetheart.
    Some basic forms of giinimoshenyan your cross-cousin are:

    giinimoshenh sg; giinimoshenyag pl; Stem: /=iinimosheny-/

    giinimoshenh sg es


    giinimoshenyag pl es