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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nik Taylor" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2001 11:49 PM
Subject: Re: Montanian


> joe wrote:
> > Not exactly, Khu, means person, but if you must distinguish, which
> > they rarely do, plain khu means man, and tallak khu means woman.
> 
> So it *is* a default male, then.  But, what if one needed to say "man",
> and making it clear that one meant specifically a male adult human
> being?  Would one have to say "Not-breasted man", "Man, not Breasted
> Man" or what?
> 

It ias considered impolite to differentate, so I'll try to avoid anything like that. To say tallak khu is considered impolite to say to anyone.