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[CONLANG] Re: Re: Re: Láadan

From:Davis, Iain E. <feaelin@...>
Date:Monday, December 2, 2002, 19:49
> -----Original Message----- > From: Roger Mills [mailto:romilly@EGL.NET] > > >éeme love for one neither liked nor respected > > > Yes > > > > Could someone give an example? Surely love must include either > > likeing or respect. > > >Beh ? Since when? > >Easiest example I can think of is love for family. > I stand by my statement-- if one does not like or respect > someone, including one's family members, then IMO you can't > call it love, it's something else. Indifference? Bemused > tolerance, maybe? Or as Robt. Frost put it, "Home is where, > when you have to go there, they have to take you in." :-) > (And as Nik Taylor pointed out, it depends on who's doing the > liking/respecting)
I believe that I can love someone, while not respecting them, or more precisely, have reason to dislike something that they are or do. Or to put it another way, just because I love someone, does not mean I believe them to be perfect. That would be a foolish supposition on my part, and bound to get me in trouble later on. :) Now...whether the relationship is a healthy one, is a different matter. I would need more information than just "eeme"