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OT: Clones (was: Linguistic term for ease of changing word-class (was: 'out-' affix in conlangs?))

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Sunday, August 17, 2008, 16:37
On 2008-08-17 ROGER MILLS wrote:
> Borrowed katóç 'clone of a human being' < Galactic "ktosh". They > haven't tried this yet-- one aspect of Galactic technology they're a > little suspicious of........ (I think ktosh is from Larry Niven; John > Cowan (probably) mentioned it long ago.) > >
How does your (not just Roger's) concultures handle the issue of human (or other higher sentient being) clones. Are they socially and legally equal to natural people or are they a lower caste/slaves? Both Star Wars and Bladerunner make their engineered humans be physically and mentally different, and in both cases shorter life span is a key ingredient. How have other SF authors handled the theme? None of my concultures is SF, but I guess that the Sohlosjan may at least believe in the possibility of a clone produced by magic or alchemy (which for everybody but practicing alchemists would amount to the same thing!) /BP


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