Date: Wed, 18 Jan 1995 23:46:32 EST From: Terry Lynn Irons Subject: Re: Animals and Energy Having followed seemingly the Whorfian theory/hypothesis thread about Eskimos and snow on Linguist of late, I must suggest that those responding to the cited passages in Chaikra's Language: The Social Mirror have missed her point, having taken the passage out of context. In the context of English, animals don't have _energy_, because the term in this use subsumes a set of features that have to do with volition and intention, semantic attributes that I am not willing to attribute to cats and dogs until they are willing to replace the Newt in charge. Terry -- (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*) Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Voice Mail: (606) 783-5164 Snail Mail: UPO 604 Morehead, KY 40351 (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)