Re: : Korean Shamanism

hjmartin (hatch@RICHMOND.INFI.NET)
Fri, 3 Nov 1995 14:06:32 -0500

>On Nov 2, Ruby Rohrlich wrote:
>>Why "shamaness"? A shaman is a shaman is a shaman. If you want to
>>distinguish a shaman by sex, use the word denoting sex, like "male" or
>>"female". We no longer use poetess, authoress, etc., and never have used
>>"doctoress." Ruby Rohrlich
>Hurrah Ruby, I agree! Above applies to words like "mankind" as well.

Now, if we could only agree that 'their' is a plural pronoun and takes a
plural verb...
What's more, if we could only agree that 's (apostrophe+s) indicates
possession, not the plural...
Finally, if we could all agree that 'And' should not be used to begin a

Then what? Would the meaning of what I write be any clearer? Would the
grammar police stop giving so many citations? Would my thinking pass

Just a thought.


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