On 2/15/2012 3:15 PM, Charlie Brickner wrote: > It's 60° here in the Blue Ridge Mountains today and, as I was visiting our shut- > ins, I was enjoying the winter outdoors. > > The thought occurred to me that you can't say "outdoors" unless your culture > has doors! If your conculture is so primitive as not to have doors, how do you > express the concept of "outdoors" in your conlang? > > Charlie Why do we say "outdoors" anyway, come to think of it? "Outwalls" might be better. Seen in that way, the significant thing isn't which side of a door you're on, but that you're not surrounded by walls. Or you could just say "outside".