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...