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Re: 20 Questions

1. No, Harry does not ever own one.

2. Yes, it is magical.

3. No, it is not a time turner.

4. Yes, it is bigger than a shoe box.

5. Yes, it is living.

6. No, it is not the Marauder's Map.

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Re: 20 Questions

7.  Does it have a proper name (e.g. Dobby)?

8.  Does Harry encounter it before the end of book 3?

9.  Does Harry talk to it?

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Re: 20 Questions

7. Is it a hippogriff?


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Re: 20 Questions

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10   Does it have Feathers?

11   Does it have scales?

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Re: 20 Questions

1. No, Harry does not ever own one.

2. Yes, it is magical.

3. No, it is not a time turner.

4. Yes, it is bigger than a shoe box.

5. Yes, it is living.

6. No, it is not the Marauder's Map.

7. No, it does not have a proper name.

8. No, Harry does not encounter it before the end of book 3.

9. Yes, Harry talks to it.

10. No, it is not a hippogirff.

11. No, it does not have feathers.

12. No, it does not have scales.

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Re: 20 Questions

13.  Is it a Thestral?

14.  Is it a Merperson?

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Re: 20 Questions

Right not really a question, but.... how can a thing be living? Living is animal, creature, plant, human, virus', and mushrooms. I'm confused.

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Re: 20 Questions


TiggerBear wrote:

Right not really a question, but.... how can a thing be living? Living is animal, creature, plant, human, virus', and mushrooms. I'm confused.


 

Well, if one tried to fit a tangible something into a category of person, place or thing -- then animals and creatures would be things, right?   They aren't "persons".

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Re: 20 Questions

 


Psychee wrote:

TiggerBear wrote:

Right not really a question, but.... how can a thing be living? Living is animal, creature, plant, human, virus', and mushrooms. I'm confused.


 

Well, if one tried to fit a tangible something into a category of person, place or thing -- then animals and creatures would be things, right?   They aren't "persons".


 

if they are intelligent, yes they are. Would you call a elf, centar, goblin, ect.. anything else but a person?

 

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With those restrictions only a human being would be a person.  All other living things would have to be "things".  No other alternative.  You can argue all the more about what to do with those such as Hagrid and Fleur.

 

The original 20 questions had the categories of animal, vegetable or mineral.  Go figure.

 

Are we restricted to tangible things?

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Re: 20 Questions

 


Jules934 wrote:

With those restrictions only a human being would be a person.  All other living things would have to be "things".  No other alternative.  You can argue all the more about what to do with those such as Hagrid and Fleur.

 

The original 20 questions had the categories of animal, vegetable or mineral.  Go figure.

 

Are we restricted to tangible things?


 

 

(shaking head)  Thing is a book, rock, sword, ect.

 

If it lives it breathes, has a way of creating another generation, and creates waste. Basic science.

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Re: 20 Questions

Elves, Centaurs, and Merpeople are classified by JKR as "beings", but they are not "persons", as that seems to connote human beings. Still, I get what you are saying about the classification of "thing" seeming to connote something that is not living.  It's a good thing I asked if this thing was living, wasn't it?  :smileyhappy:

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Re: 20 Questions

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1. No, Harry does not ever own one.

2. Yes, it is magical.

3. No, it is not a time turner.

4. Yes, it is bigger than a shoe box.

5. Yes, it is living.

6. No, it is not the Marauder's Map.

7. No, it does not have a proper name.

8. No, Harry does not encounter it before the end of book 3.

9. Yes, Harry talks to it.

10. No, it is not a hippogirff.

11. No, it does not have feathers.

12. No, it does not have scales.

13. No, it is not a Thestral.

14. No, it is not a merperson.

 

I figure if we get to 18 and none of you are even close, I'll give you a hint.

 

To contribute to this person/thing debate, according to Merriam Webster, a person is classified as one who "is recognized by law as the subject of rights and duties." A thing, however, is classified as   "an object or entity not precisely designated or capable of being designated." Therefore, since I cannot classify this monster/being/creature/plant within the given specifiations (whatever it may be, though obiously not a plant,) it is put under the subcategory of "thing."

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Re: 20 Questions

15.  Does Harry encounter it in the fourth book?

16.  Does Harry encounter it in the seventh book?

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17  Does JKR classify it as a being?

 

Aside -- why "obviously not a plant"?  I was about to go for the exhaulted Mimbulus Mimbletonia.

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Re: 20 Questions

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(deleted) Sorry I posted this without realizing my question was already answered.


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Re: 20 Questions

1. No, Harry does not ever own one.

2. Yes, it is magical.

3. No, it is not a time turner.

4. Yes, it is bigger than a shoe box.

5. Yes, it is living.

6. No, it is not the Marauder's Map.

7. No, it does not have a proper name.

8. No, Harry does not encounter it before the end of book 3.

9. Yes, Harry talks to it.

10. No, it is not a hippogirff.

11. No, it does not have feathers.

12. No, it does not have scales.

13. No, it is not a Thestral.

14. No, it is not a merperson.

15. Yes, we encounter it in the fourth book.

16. No, we do not encounter it in the seventh book.

17. I'm not sure about JKR, but on HP-lexicon, it is NOT a being, so I'm gonna say no.

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Re: 20 Questions

18. Is it a sphinx

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18. Yes, it is a sphinx. Your turn Kat-NE.

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Re: 20 Questions

Argghhhhhhh! 

 

I never thought of them as creatures, just stone monuments that talked.

 

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Kat-NE, well played.