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The Chinese/Mandarin pitbull (was:The pitfall of Chinese/Mandarin)

From:Kala Tunu <kalatunu@...>
Date:Saturday, December 8, 2001, 10:45
Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...> wrote:
Cheng Zhong Su wrote:
> Answer: I think every language has some where > ambiguous. It's better improve it, not leave it alone. > Su Cheng Zhong
So, should English invent pronouns for "animal", "divine being", "plant", "natural phenomenon", etc.? """""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" here's an idea: "this/an animal" = it "this/a man" = he "this/a woman" = she "this/a natural phenomenon" = it "this/a plant" = it naaaah. too far-fetched. yappa. Zhongism rule!!! Mathias