Re: Active and Passive please help.
|Date:||Saturday, December 22, 2001, 11:11|
--- Irina Rempt <irina@...> wrote:
> On Tuesday 18 December 2001 14:28, you wrote:
> > En r?onse ?Almaran Dungeonmaster
> > > Well, that depends on how you define names. Is a
> name something
> > > you are given at birth, and which you are stuck
> with for the rest
> > > of your life?
> > That's what it is, at least for me.
> > > Or is a name a label by which you call yourself?
> Ot is it the
> > > current label your environment uses to refer to
> > In my personal case, it isn't so. I never gave
> myself any name, and
> > would be quite unable to do so. Even the nom de
> plume I've used to
> > sign some stories I've written is no more than a
> kind of
> > translation of my actual name (well, more than
> that, but not enough
> > to consider it a name given by myself). I'm just
> unable to name the
> > entity which I call "me", except by using this
> word "me" (or "moi"
> > :))) ), since I hardly know this entity...
> I chose my own name when there was a significant
> change in my life,
> because the one I was given at birth didn't fit me
> any more. It had
> never fit well, but it didn't fit the new person *at
> My family, and officialdom, still use the old name,
> but I don't
> perceive it as "me".
Funny, because I never perceive myself as Matthew
until these past couple years here in Japan. The more
I'm here, the more I've come to like my name -- well,
the nickname form, Matt, I should say.
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