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Top09_ODM_Kinship_Terminology
AL asked ODM to explain the Even kinship terminology system, differentiating between terms of reference and terms of address. The information ODM gave differs in some respects from the descriptions given in the anthropological literature and are highly interesting. The intreview was conducted mostly in Russian, but ODM gave a lot of examples of the usage of kinship terms in Even, drawing most of her examples from the epic poetry.