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Re: Flesh Eating Names

From:Peter Collier <petecollier@...>
Date:Monday, October 13, 2008, 20:32
From: "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...>
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2008 7:42 PM
To: <CONLANG@...>
Subject: Re: Flesh Eating Names

> On an only-vaguely-related note, what's the sex-neutral term in > English for a "bull"/"cow"/bovine thingy? I read somewhere once that > "ox" used to fill that role before being co-opted to refer to a > different subcategory of the same species. What's the singular of > "cattle"?
Well, for me at least, the non-specific term would be "cow" (even to the extent of having said before now something as strange as "a male cow is called a bull".) Cattle has no singular form.


Scott Caldwell <sjcaldwell@...>