Re: Personal Conjugation based on Closeness
|From:||Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, March 29, 2003, 2:31|
>This is somewhat off-topic I suppose, but basically, in the various
>Chinese "dialects"/languages, you have to address a family member with the
>correct term based on their relationship with you. There are several lines
Oi, I'm glad we don't do that. I'm happy for you that your family doesn't
do that, either. :) The shalnen rings are easily scrutinized, so you
don't really ever mess up which term to use (if you're a native Cresaean,
that is; I, on the other hand, may mess up frequently). I suppose someone
could argue that he should be closer to the speaker than he is, but no one
can dispute his _current_ status, since it's a tele-physical fact.
>There is a specific term for teleportals: jyy'i ["dZy:?i]. The fact that
>it has a similar swirly appearance to the _vyy'i_ by NO means indicates
>that it is safe to step near a _vyy'i_, let alone travel through one.
Do you have conculture info up on the 'net somewhere?
>Sure. But you won't be able to get away with that easily in Ebisedian
>culture. Not by smart-mouthing your way through, nope. Somebody attempting
>to do that will likely get labelled an uncivilised blabber who doesn't
>know what he's talking about, and be promptly stripped of whatever social
>rank he may have had.
Y'know, we on Earth should adopt that practice. Put the politicians et al
in their place and make them talk straight, I say! :)
>People should join in; this is a great way to show off your language AND
>actually have somebody read it. :-P
>"640K ought to be enough" -- Bill G., 1984. "The Internet is not a primary
>goal for PC usage" -- Bill G., 1995. "Linux has no impact on Microsoft's
>strategy" -- Bill G., 1999.