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Re: VMs: [VMS] Goat vs. sheep, Sagittarius

10/10/2004 10:05:05 PM, Jorge Stolfi <stolfi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>For Aries, in particular: perhaps "Aries" had been translated
>in his native language into a word that meant "goat", or 
>"goat or sheep". (Just as "corn" in English means "wheat or maize".)

>Perhaps he was not very familiar with sheep, and assumed they were
>just a type of goat. (Like someone assuming that the panda is a type
>of bear).

Just to be my usual pest, Jorge, allow me to point out that,
in Mandarin, "goat" is shan1yang2, literally: "mountain sheep".

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