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Re: Results of Poll by Email No. 14

From:Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>
Date:Monday, June 17, 2002, 11:30
I'm wondering if I'm going to even create season
names--I may dispense with them.  I've taken my month
names from Cherokee, and they're wonderfully colorful
and descriptive.  And the traditional Cherokee culture
only thought in terms of two seasons, which they
thought of more in terms of culture than astronomy or
weather--IIRC they were growing season and war season,
but I will definitely re-check my sources.


--- Carlos Thompson <chlewey@...> wrote:
> Peter Clark wrote: > > > And lastly, a mea culpa to Gustavo Eulio, > Carlos Thompson, > > Andrew Smith, and anyone else south of the > Equator, who > > reminded me that it is not summer everywhere. Or, > as Andrew > > put it, "It's too early and too cold for me to be > celebrating my > > summer holidays, you hyperborean imperialist! ;) > Ask me again > > in November." > > Well, actually I am north from the Equator, I mean, > less than 5 degrees > north, but close enough that "winter" and "summer" > have a different > meaning than in temperate zones. > > ObConlang. Has any developed a language with words > like "summer" and > "winter" that mean different for speakers in > temperate zones than from > people in intertropical ones? How do you call your > seasons of the year? > > -- Carlos Th
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