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How about "kin" ?Is it widely used? Kin plural or singular?
It certainly defies logic, doesn't it?
I have Southern roots, so I say "kin" without the folk, e.g., I had kin in New Orleans when Katrina hit, but thankfully they got out before it got bad. (Oddly, I use it for my Southern relatives, but I'd say "relatives" for the ones in New England.)
However, I would stay "kinfolk" without the S, yet kinsman, with the S. I'm far more likely to say "kin" than either of these though.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.