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Neither here nor there.

Date:Friday, June 1, 2001, 15:11
When puzzling over Praxian article endings (indefinite, definite, and
demonstrative), for the life of me, I could not figure out just HOW they
differentiated between local demonstrative "this thing" and distant
demonstrative "that thing"--then it hit me.  Praxian does not distinguish
between local and distant!  Their lives are spent on a great circuit
around the Plains, going from special site to special site in following
their herds.  Thus, for a Praxian, "there" ultimately becomes "here", and
"here" is ultimately "there".  Likewise, "to go" ultimately is "to come",
thus there is only the one verb.  If one wishes to indicate direction,
one must specify a specific locale.

Mind you, it is still possible for things to exist that are outside the
circle completely...


jesse stephen bangs <jaspax@...>