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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 >of distinction:
[snip complexness] 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
Agreed. :)
>"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.
<snicker> -- AA


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