[LMB] Language drift on Barrayar

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Tue Aug 6 00:55:18 BST 2019


We only see small parts of the greater Nexus.

On Mon, Aug 5, 2019 at 5:35 PM Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 3, 2019 at 11:53 PM Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > When Barrayar was rediscovered after so long isolated, I wonder what
> words
> > that the Barrayarans used freely were "taboo" in the greater Nexus---and
> > vice versa?
> >
>
> The Greater Nexus seems to have left behind concerns which Barrayar had to
> redevelop because of its isolation.  Sexuality is remarkably open, not only
> sexism and racism but all kinds of body concerns are disapproved.
> Generally I don't think the Nexus has taboos in quite the same way most
> societies do - I don't think there's much you can say on Beta which is
> shocking in itself, rather than because of what the language is talking
> about.
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