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Conculturish question Re: OFF : updated tunu grammar

From:Paul Bennett <paul.bennett@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 26, 1999, 12:42
mathias writes:
>>>>>> > > this policy was carried out with the very convincing threat > > of being sentenced to be eaten whenever pronouncing an homonyme. > > Gack, and I thought Qi Huangdi (the First Chinese Emperor, who ordered a > general burning of books) was a dreadful tyrant! This is too much! >
burning books is horrendous indeed. but tunus eat people breaking a few listed taboos anyway. no specific problem with that one. <<<<<< I have to take issue here: Wouldn't a taboo specifically make someone "unfit for eating"? Transgression of taboo (afaik) tends to give the stigma of "unclean", "outcast", "unworthy". Most cannibal cultures I'm aware of eat high status people, not low status people, (that is, if they care about the status of the victim). Do the tunus make status distinctions when eating humans? (or indeed, with any animal?) ************************************************************* This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the sender. This footnote also confirms that this email message has been scanned for the presence of computer viruses. *************************************************************