Re: Basque & Katzner's Languages of the World
|From:||Josh Roth <fuscian@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 15, 2001, 19:10|
In a message dated 11/15/01 1:59:27 PM, Matthew.Pearson@DIRECTORY.REED.EDU
>--- Elliott wrote:
> I've still never
>> seen anything else on these (maybe there's another name for Bushman?
>> 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.).
True, true. In the book, it gives a text for Hottentot, which can also be
called Nama it says, and another one for Bushman - I wish it gave the
preferred name for the latter also.