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    What do you call a person who....?

    Here is the scenario:

    I was born in this village. All my life is spent in it. I have never stepped out of it.

    Is there an adjective plus noun to describe myself?

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    Re: What do you call a person who....?

    I think 'lifelong' or something like that is probably the best way of saying this, except when there's a special toponymic for 'dweller_of_place' - like 'I'm a Londoner, born and bred'.

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    Re: What do you call a person who....?

    Quote Originally Posted by bowiefrisch View Post
    Here is the scenario:

    I was born in this village. All my life is spent in it. I have never stepped out of it.

    Is there an adjective plus noun to describe myself?
    "Lifelong inhabitant" seems to fit your criteria.

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    Re: What do you call a person who....?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "Lifelong inhabitant" seems to fit your criteria.
    If I were, say, a Japanese, born and raised in Tokyo, can I call myself:

    a lifelong inhabitant of Japan?

    a lifelong inhabitant of Tokyo?

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    Re: What do you call a person who....?

    Quote Originally Posted by bowiefrisch View Post
    If I were, say, a Japanese, born and raised in Tokyo, can I call myself:

    a lifelong inhabitant of Japan?

    a lifelong inhabitant of Tokyo?
    It depends if you still live in Tokyo or not.

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    Re: What do you call a person who....?

    If you are looking for a simple adjective+noun that covers all possibilities, the answer is 'no'. We can talk about this for another dozen posts in an attempt to find ways of getting round it, but the basic answer will still be 'no'.

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    Big thanks to all who gave their views to this post.

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    Smile Re: What do you call a person who....?

    Quote Originally Posted by bowiefrisch View Post
    Here is the scenario:

    I was born in this village. All my life is spent in it. I have never stepped out of it.

    Is there an adjective plus noun to describe myself?
    native since birth

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    Re: What do you call a person who....?

    Quote Originally Posted by jentutor View Post
    Native since birth.
    That might be understood but it's not natural. However, as 5jj said, the simple answer to the original question (Is there a single adjective to describe it?), is no.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 24-Mar-2013 at 15:50. Reason: Realised it makes no sense
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What do you call a person who....?

    Quote Originally Posted by jentutor View Post
    native since birth
    This would never be used by a fluent speaker of English.

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