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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? >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.
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. Josh Roth