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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'm
new! 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.