[Tagging] Mapping generic sheds
doerr.stephen at gmail.com
Fri May 4 13:09:46 UTC 2018
On 04/05/2018 10:18, pelderson wrote:
> Van: Volker Schmidt <voschix at gmail.com>
> > The problem is that (British) English does not have a word for a
> generic animal-stable. "stable" is for horses. "cow shed" is for
> bovines, "pigsty" for pigs.
> > In the US a "barn" may include animal sheltering, but not in UK-English.
> The Oxford does not make that distiction. Generally, barn and shed
are about what the building looks like. That would be consistent with
building=*. The usage or function of the building is a much more fleeting
> attribute, which should imho be tagged separately.
Actually, the Oxford English Dictionary has these definitions for 'barn'
a. A covered building for the storage of grain; and, in wider usage,
of hay, straw, flax, and other produce of the earth.
b. Applied to: A barn-like building for worship.
c. A stable or cattle-house. U.S.
Note that the animal usage is marked 'U.S.'.
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