Re: LOTR credit line
|From:||Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, January 3, 2004, 0:58|
Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> writes:
>I am rather perplexed myself, especially since I met Brasilian people
>became very good friends of mine. In Brasil, they are both considered=20
>white. Here, only she is considered white, and he is considered
>(it's true that they have a big difference of tan). That baffled him
>he first came here :)) .
>I promise Maggel will have twisted ways of looking at skin colours ;))) .
I remember in one of my classes we discussed the social strata of Spanish
America, and they had split the different types up into different
categories based upon your ancestry. I cannot remember them all, but i
think there were at least 20 designations for different types, ranging
from simple Criollo and Mulato, to Salta Atras. They'd trace your entire
history, through wheter your grandparents were mulatos or criollos, or
Anyway, in the Philippines in Tagalog, there is one color word that is
used solely for skin color, kayumanggi, which is only used for the brown
color of Filipino skin. It is never used for the color brown. Caucasians
are called "puti" (white). I am not sure what other "races" are called,
but usually it's more ethnicity than skin color.