HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Environment & Energy » Environment & Energy (Group) » The Market and Mother Nat... » Reply #9
In the discussion thread: The Market and Mother Nature [View all]

Response to RickFromMN (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:29 AM

9. I can't express the relation in English

 

In our language object can have partitive case expressing participatory inclusive relation.

We are Mother Nature (in participatory, included sense). Much more clumsy in English, and the definite accusative object of English makes nature sound like an external thing that you point at... you could say "We belong to Mother Nature", but still clumsy and too much ownership connotation...

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Please login to view edit histories.