Re: Alienability in Possession
|From:||Joseph Bridwell <zhosh@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, May 5, 2005, 15:07|
Tsalagi (a.k.a Cherokee) requires that all body-parts be owned, and
marks this with special prefixes.
> I'd go with the alienable possessions being marked. (hi! I'mnew! Here's my jumping-right-in!). That is, if possessions are
*inalienable* then they begin to be come less like possessions and
more like "extensions of the self". Actually, that might be the way
to pursue this... find out how languages distinguish between body
parts and artefacts of possession.