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At 15:09 21/05/01 -0500, you wrote:
> >Those people of Sinclair ancestry who, because of the custom of adopting
> >the name of the father, no longer carry the name of Sinclair are generally
> >referred to as para-genetic Sinclairs
>That's an interesting perhaps self-fulfilling prediction.
>A google search shows four Bill Buehler articles as the top hits using
>this term related to genealogy. All the others google finds are from
>this list, all either explicitly attributing Bill or Niven or following
>up articles written by them.
>But perhaps the usage will spread.
Para-genetic is self-explanatory and, although it was originally and correctly
coined by Bill Buehler to describe those who were Sinclairs by descent and
by spiritual affinity if not by name, I have been happy to use the same
descriptive term because it has a unifying quality of meaning which embraces
and includes us all. I like that concept. I hope it will spread. It will
language which is already rich beyond price.
Thank you, Bill.
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