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My wife talks to inanimate objects all the time, even giving them names. A
practice she learned as a child and common in her family. So the (living)
Sohlšan share that with some humans.
God bless you always, all ways,
Paul

On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 8:29 AM, BPJ <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Den 2017-08-23 kl. 13:13, skrev C. Brickner:
>
>> So glad to see that someone else uses the word "loquent". Wiktionary has
>> no entry for this word. I've been using the word for many, many years to
>> differentiate the six humanoid races in the conworld where Senjecas is
>> spoken from the other beings. Began using it when I realized that "sapient"
>> wasn't appropriate.
>>
>
> It is used for a reason: originally these forms were actually not used for
> sentient and sapient beings uncapable of speech.  At the same time they
> were used for non-human beings capable of speech, such as gods and ghosts.
> It also conveniently lets me skirt the still undecided question whether the
> (living) Sohlšan are human in the sense of Homo sapiens or not. :_) In
> their latter use as polite personal pronouns they were not always
> restricted to beings capable of speech, but could be used of larger
> (domesticated) animals or other (grammatical) animates with which the
> speaker had an emotional relationship, such as the household fire, the home
> yard tree or a musical instrument.
>
> /bpj
>