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Re: Alienable/inalienable possession

From:tomhchappell <tomhchappell@...>
Date:Saturday, February 4, 2006, 23:01
--- In, Carsten Becker <carbeck@...> wrote:
> > Hi there, > > I recently started a new project, Ukele [1], which is > supposed to have alienable/inalienable posession. I wonder > how would one express to have something or to give > something away that is inalienable? E.g. a heart transplant > or something? Body parts are usually inalienable, after all. > May there be an evidence that it's a concept rather of > philosophy than language? Would there be transplants in a > society that speaks a language with an alienable/ > inalienable distinction? I bet I've got a PDF on this > floating around on some backup CDs of mine ... However, > according to Payne it seems to me that it's no problem to > give away something that is inalienable, it's just specially > marked for inalienability. I am confused. Does anyone care > to explain? > > Thanks, > Carsten > > [1] > > -- > Keywords: alienable, inalienable, possession > > "Miranayam cepauarà naranoaris." > (Calvin nay Hobbes) >