Roderick A. Jacobs rjacobs at HAWAII.EDU
Tue May 6 03:03:23 UTC 1997

Interesting discussion! Suzette's comments made me wonder if languages had
a special word for "pain at other people's joy", sort of a freudenschad(e).
For instance, our college of arts and sciences faces a huge budgetary slash
because of the state's fiscal crisis. But I read this morning of
celebration in the athletic department because they have just been
allocated another $6.5 million dollars to add additional locker rooms and
weight rooms to the almost brand-new arena. So what's the word for my
feelings about their joy?


Roderick A. Jacobs
Professor of Linguistics & ESL                          Tel: 808/956-2800
Chair, Dept. of English as a Second Language            Fax: 808/956-2802
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
1890 East-West Road                                   PhD program in Second
Honolulu, HI 96822, USA                               Language Acquisition

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