European-like

European-like

 

Something liking (liking, similar to, resembling, or imitating) the ways Europeans describe themselves, often via symbolic systems supported by States.

Something being Ahn-like, being a-kin to, elder/ancestor-like, to the ways Europeans describe themselves, often via symbolic systems supported by States.

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To say something is “European-like” in no way suggests any historical or geographic reference point. Things that are European-like are in time immemorial.

Saying something is European-like is a note by someone, like the one you are reading now, made in what might be loosely called a European language or translated from it. It points to a similarity, resemblance, imitation, liking, or to an attribution of ancestrality that specifically focuses on symbols.

The similarity, resemblance, imitation, liking, or attribution of ancestrality in saying something is European-like points to the State-supported symbolic systems that are common to all things European-like, in so far as this is the way Europeans describe themselves.

 

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