although English is a bit confusing because it doesn't make the distinction made in Greek.
Actually, Old English did -- unfortunately, the distinction depended only on vowel length: man with a short vowel was "adult male"; man(n) with a long vowel was "human being."
posted on 10/25/2010 2:56:20 PM PDT
And, sadly, hardly anybody speaks Old English nowadays . . .
posted on 10/25/2010 3:54:44 PM PDT
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