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Silly me, I could have copied the english translation
from a lot of websites. For ex:

http://www.multicians.org/thvv/borges-animals.html?1

But I didn't find the name of he book yet. I thought I
had it in my own library, but it seems I sold it
again...

--- Andreas Johansson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Quoting Philippe Caquant <[log in to unmask]>:
>
> > These Noun Classes reminded me somehow of Borges'
> > classification for animals:
> >
> > (my own mediocre translation)
> >
> > Animals can be classified as follows:
> > - belonging to the Emperor
> > - embalmed ones
> > - domesticated ones
> > - sucking pigs
> > - mermaids
> > - fabulous ones
> > - rambling dogs
> > - included in the present classification
> > - frantically agitated ones
> > - innumerable ones
> > - drawn with a very thin camel-hair brush
> > - having just broken the jug
> > - seeming like flies from far away
> > - others...
>
> I recognize this, but I didn't think I had read
> anything by Borges. Where is
> it from, more exactly?
>
>
>       Andreas


=====
Philippe Caquant

"High thoughts must have high language." (Aristophanes, Frogs)

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