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vasu maj
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Who am I?


What a wonderful world!
Jeroen T Wenting
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if you need to ask that question you have quite serious mental problems and will require professional counseling.


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"Who am i" lives over a wonderful world


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vasu maj
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Yo... on the contrary.

It is suggested by most enlightened as the one question which paves the way for enlightenment and a way out of the false reality of the world as we see it.

So....

�Qui�nes son yo?
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Jim Yingst
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Vasu, do you think it's something to ask other people, or to ask yourself? I would guess that the latter is probably more useful.


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Jim...
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Originally posted by Jeroen T Wenting:
if you need to ask that question you have quite serious mental problems and will require professional counseling.


You're not a philosophical person are you Jeroen?


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Originally posted by vasu maj:
�Qui�nes son yo?
Ahhh... a much more interesting question in a language that allows a plural form for the word "who".
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Originally posted by Paul Clapham:
Ahhh... a much more interesting question in a language that allows a plural form for the word "who".


Yeah, I was going to say the same thing. Are you saying you might be more than one person? In that case, I would probably use "estar" instead of "ser" to indicate who you are might change over time.

�Qui�nes estan yo?

Concluded thus far:

I, among possibly other things, am a nitpicker, with a fading high school knowledge of Spanish.

You, among possibly other things, are a person that can make interesting characters such as the inverted question mark appear on a computer screen.

I feel like we've made excellent progress on this question already!
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I'm a man of wealth. And taste.


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[Paul C]: Ahhh... a much more interesting question in a language that allows a plural form for the word "who".

In English, there is already a plural for for "who". It is, conveniently, also called "who". For whatever reason, English iseems more concerned with distinguishing between subject and predicate (who vs. whom, for example) than with distinguishing between singular and plural. I think maybe this question would reallly be more interesting in a hypothetical language which does not distinguish between singular and plural. I.e., "Who am I" is something of limited interest to anyone other than me. But "Who are we?" is applicable to a much wider audience...
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[EFH]: I'm a man of wealth. And taste.

If only we could guess your name...
vasu maj
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In English, there is already a plural for for "who". It is, conveniently, also called "who".

Who overloaded.
vasu maj
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I wanted to say something like
Who are "I"s. Not who are "we, the collective".
English was not good enough. My English is so and so anyway.
I thought Spanish has some room here but not apparently.

If only we never needed a language to communicate but could "say" thoughts...

Ok,

Who am I?
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Who am I?

I look like a man
Scott Johnson
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who are "we, the collective".


You must be the Borg.

Who are "I"s.


Hmmm... How many Borg have used the first person singular... Just one! You must be Hugh!
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[Scott]: How many Borg have used the first person singular... Just one! You must be Hugh!

Or Seven of Nine.
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Jim Yingst
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Weren't the guys in Descent part 2, ummmm, individualized? Seems like someone there could well have said "I". Don't really remember though.
[ September 19, 2006: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]
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You are a container of chemicals, all in miraculous harmony.
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You could be well, anything � in this day and age of science isn't 'What am I?' more appropriate question?


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nishwas mahindra
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Who am I ?

What represents me perfectly?
the soul...
the mind...
the body...
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[Jim] Or Seven of Nine.

[Bear] "I bring order to chaos"

Argh! You got me!
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Although 7of9 is arguable. Did she utter the word "I" before she was deborgified?
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The matrix....
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[Bear of Borg]: Although 7of9 is arguable. Did she utter the word "I" before she was deborgified?

I don't remember exactly. Seems like there was a transition period where she was confused on her identity, and where "Borg" may or may not apply. Whenever the first "I" occurred, I figure it's close enough to her Borghood to be worth mentioning her, though I concede it's probably arguable either way.

For my part, I wasn't exactly watching her pronouns when she appeared.
 
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