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Re: Basque & Katzner's Languages of the World

From:Matthew Pearson <matthew.pearson@...>
Date:Thursday, November 15, 2001, 18:59
--- Elliott wrote:
 I've still never
> seen anything else on these (maybe there's another name for Bushman? The > Ethnologue isn't too helpful here).
Bushman is not very PC. Hottentot is prefered, IIRC --- end of quote --- No, Hottentot is also un-PC--and anyway it doesn't refer to the Bushmen, but to an ethno-linguistically related group of cattle herders, I think. As far as languages go, the PC term these days is "Khoisan" for the whole family of languages, and tribal (?) names for the individual languages (Nama, !Xu~, !Xoo~, etc.). Matt. Matthew Pearson Department of Linguistics Reed College 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd Portland, OR 97202 503 771 1112 x 7618