Z1 What words do people around here use for ‘father’ within the family?
Z2 What words do people around here use for ‘mother’?
Z3 What words do people around here use for ‘grandfather’?
Z4 What words do people around here use for ‘grandmother’?
Z5 Nicknames and affectionate words meaning ‘brother’:
Z6 Nicknames and affectionate words meaning ‘sister’:
Z7 Nicknames and affectionate words for any other relatives: (Open question)
Z8 General word for your own immediate family group:
Z9 General word for others related to you by blood:
Z10 If a child looks very much like his father, you might say, “He ________ his father.”
Z11a Words for a child whose parents were not married—serious words:
Z11b Nicknames and joking words for a child of unwed parents:
Z12 Nicknames and joking words meaning ‘a small child’: “He’s a healthy little ________.”
Z13 If a mother has to leave her baby for a little while, she might ask a neighbor, “While I’m gone, will you ________ the baby for me?”
Z14a To give a child its own way or pay too much attention to it: “Everyone ________ that child.”
Z14b If a child expects to have its own way or have too much attention, you might say, “That child is ________.”
Z16 A small child who is rough, misbehaves, and doesn’t obey, you’d call him a ________.
Z17 To take care of or bring up a child: “All her children were ________ (on the farm).” [Early QRs: To take care of a child while it’s growing: “All her children were well ________.”
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