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Boudewijn Rempt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> <...>
> >
> > Ai   lury          ho     ai   palasi   ho  saaka.
> > land be_of.INV.SUB person land have.GEN man cannot.be
> > 'The one of the land cannot be the one that has the land.'
> >
>
> Does this mean that a farmer can't own the land he
> farms, or that land endures while people perish?

More like the latter, though not exactly. The idea is that, if
you are an inhabitant of a land you feel to be your home, you
can't rule it at the same time -- it would be like a child
commanding his/her parents.

These people (the Dahaite) are philosophically opposed to the
concept of nature vs. humanity, inanimate land vs. animate owner,
etc., and regard most things as part of other things, not controlled
by their 'masters', but only influenced -- and conversely influencing
them. Therefore you can't use the relationship verb <l-> (as in
_lury_) at the same time you use the possession verb <pal->, it's
almost a contradiction.


--Pablo Flores
  http://www.geocities.com/pablo-david/index.html
  http://www.geocities.com/pablo-david/draseleq.html