Re: arbitrary distinctions, was: The pitfall of Chinese/Mandarin
|From:||Tristan Alexander McLeay <anstouh@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, December 9, 2001, 0:55|
On Sat, 8 Dec 2001, Anton Sherwood wrote:
> Tristan Alexander McLeay wrote:
> > Even I, a native English speaker who has never spoken
> > a language without he/she/it, mucks them up, as well as
> > brother and sister (so I normally fall back on `sibling')...
> How are you on left (no, your other left) and right?
Normally pretty good, but that's only because I remember to think and wave
my hands around to work out which one I right with (my right) before I
need to know anything like that. On the other hand, so long as I'm not
underground, at the zoo or in a shopping centre (Am: `mall'), I can tell
north really easily.
Oh, and as far as I'm concerend, `write' is just a fancy way to spell
War doesn't prove who's right, just who's left.
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