Monday, February 20, 2017

Horse Thieves

I took this photo of an 11-year-old girl on a farm. Her grandfather had just told her that they had stolen horses on the neighbouring farm. Here she says: "But ... how can they steal horses Grandpa?" OBSERVATION: "Grandpa" again means someone of that whole generation. Kinship terms are by and large generational. One does not think in terms of "my" grandfather, or "your" daughter, and so on.

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