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Re: Archiving language information (was Re: Saving endangered langs (was Re: Extrapolating languages))

From:Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>
Date:Saturday, December 27, 2003, 3:37
--- Tim May <butsuri@...>

> | This is not a place of honor. > | No highly esteemed deed is commemorated > here. > | Nothing valued is here. > | This place is a message and part of a > system of messages. > | Pay attention to it! > | Sending this message was important to us. > | We considered ourselves to be a powerful > culture. > | What is here is dangerous and repulsive to > us. > | This message is a warning about danger. > | The danger is in a particular location. It > increases towards a center. > | The danger is still present, in your time, > as it was in ours. > | The danger is to the body, and it can kill. > | The form of danger is an emanation of > energy. > | The danger is unleashed only if you > substantially disturb this place > | physically. This place is best shunned and > left uninhabited.
Sounds like a perfect invitation for some future archaeologist to go digging for Lost Treasure: ...I mean, those ancients really got up to some strange things - and anyway, this was just their simple culture's way of keeping out superstitious "energy worshippers". But WE know better and are fully prepared to undertake the dig this season!... Padraic. ===== la cieurgeourea provoer mal trasfu ast meiyoer ke 'l andrext ben trasfu. -- Ill Bethisad -- <> Come visit The World! -- <> .


Tim May <butsuri@...>