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Re: English Changes or what into Conlangs

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Friday, December 10, 1999, 19:10
And Rosta wrote:
> (b) that _one_ in compound pronouns like _noone_ means "human", > not "sentient being" (which is arguable, but it is beyond debate that > "human" is the prototype for the meaning of _-one_).
Well, only in that here on Earth there ARE no other sentient beings other than humans. I'd certainly use "someone" for sentient aliens. If I was talking about Star Trek, I wouldn't call a Vulcan or a Klingon "something", but rather "someone". Altho I admit that when people are talking about supposed aliens on Earth, they'll often say "what" not "who".
> To boldly go where man has never gone before
To boldly go where Man has never gone before Of course, since the Federation is more than just Human, perhaps: To boldly go where the Federation has never gone before. -- Today: 809/7/24 1/3/14/4/21 ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor