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Re: Animacy of groups of people (was Re: Very culture-specific noun classes...)

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 19, 2005, 19:17

taliesin the storyteller wrote:

> * Jörg Rhiemeier said on 2005-10-18 16:18:26 +0200 > > [...] > > > I didn't mean to play the knows-better-guy and point out an "error" > > in your language, I'm sorry! Of course, it is *your* language, > > feel free to do what seems right to me. I just wanted to say that > > classifying groups of humans as inanimate struck me as odd. > > You misunderstand - *I*'m not offended but these guys are *nuts*, > they consider thermonuclear war a fun game for the entire family!
I see. Nuclear war as a "family game" - reminds me at some events that happened in the FI timeline (one of the worlds discussed over there in Conculture).
> Have you read "Asterix in Corsica"? Imagine planet upon planet of > Corsican hillbillies all wanting yet another feud...
I haven't read "Asterix in Corsica", but I think I have heard about the kind of Corsican hillbillies you have in mind. They were in the news latetly when some of them hijacked a ferry and all that. Not the kind of people I'd like to spend my time with... Greetings, Jörg.