- 22 Jan 2005
I heard that in English people call their grandfather's brother "uncle",although I know appellations in English are very simple, still that amazed me. Father's brother and grandfather's brother are not in the same position in family hierarchy, why they're both called "uncle"? In Chinese, father's parents,mother's parents,father's siblings, mother's siblings,etc., all has corresponding appellation, why the appellations in English are so ambiguous? And how about in your language?