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Re: Words

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Friday, September 8, 2000, 13:45
Yoon Ha Lee wrote:

> During the Imjin War (1592-1598) the Japanese were called (I'm told by > Prof. Strauss) "waeran," or "dwarves" (with rather unpleasant associated > connotations).
Probably borrowed from Chinese. IIRC the Chinese have always thought of the Eastern Barbarians as short. -- There is / one art || John Cowan <jcowan@...> no more / no less || to do / all things || with art- / lessness \\ -- Piet Hein