Re: Delexicalization of left & right
|From:||Eugene Oh <un.doing@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, August 6, 2006, 2:49|
2006/8/1, John Vertical <johnvertical@...>:
> >Whether the cultural concept _right: good vs. left: bad, taboo_ is really
> >ancient is an interesting question.
> Well, with handedness, right=strong, left=weak is rather trivial; the more
> symbolic meaning is not exactly lightyears apart, altho I wouldn't expect
> every culture to have developed / adopted it.
In many of the southern Chinese languages, "right" is still expressed
with 正 (right, erect, proper) and "left" with 倒 (overturned, fallen,