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Re: [ontolog-forum] (OT) German

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From: Lieberman Joshua <jlieberman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2008 14:31:14 -0500
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> 4. Nasehorn:  again, a literal name for the Rhinocerous, a noble  
> beast who
> might be a bit sensitive about the appendage sticking out of the  
> middle of
> its' forehead.  IMO, not polite to give it a name to constantly  
> remind it of
> the growth.    (01)

This is the sort of truncated bemusement with which German often  
afflicts me. Note that rhino- means nasal and cera refers to horn, so  
the word in english also means "nose horn", just in a way which seems  
more natural to native english speakers. It's just harder for germans  
to hide their idiosyncrasies in Latin.    (02)

>    (03)

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