If the sex acts with male agnates
only come to light with the birth of offspring, it is the children per se who confound lineage categories, materializing the impure mixing of blood.
Scheffler (1986:344-5, 2001:107-19) notes that land-owning groups of agnates
in northern Pakistan, the so-called khel, have features that seem to match the model well.
, verb classes and the meaning of construals.
are in fact fully alive and conscious human beings who are kept isolated in an abandoned underground military bunker.
Such entailments were invented specifically to honor the memory of male agnates
; since the fifteenth century they were to be passed on exclusively in the line of first-born sons, at least in theory.
Only 87 of these are Yatavo agnates
. Nauti village is in growth mode such that at least seven daughters who married between 1960 and 1980 brought their husbands to Nauti and raised their families patrilocally.
Beneficiaries Versus the Founder's Heirs and Agnates
Exogamous marriage was a means of creating or sealing between families new and hitherto little studied relationships, apparently close and strong to the point that in-laws were not seldom preferred to agnates
by testators without direct issue; dowries, which inflated during the century, were protected by legislators, widows were encouraged not to remarry and often granted guardianship of children.
There are no other male agnates
who would take as Residuaries.
A Bhil witness implicated in the killing of a dakan pointed out during a trial that she was a Mavchi `and he intended this to be a guarantee for his truthfulness on the ground apparently that a Bhil could have no interest in making away with a Mavchi witch'.(33) Similarly, Nath reported that it was believed that dakans attacked only affines, and never agnates
: only men, and never women.(34)
Garner likes to label them as Enates or Agnates
; but whether on his mother's side or his father's, these collateral branch members of the family tree were often in contact with Melville and his immediate family, and sometimes on a daily basis.
In her essay on "Contemporary Jazz and its Agnates
," the author synthesizes and simplifies some complex developments so that social influences and their impact on the musicians who created the music of the 1950s through the present may be readily assimilated.