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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, 18:45
--- Tim May <butsuri@...>

> > You don't have to be terribly > > advanced to find your fellowman primitive! > > You just have to have an attitude of > > superiority. > > Did they?
They certainly held no great esteem for many American natives!
> As long as they're aware of the concept of an > invisible force that > causes sickness and death which emanates from > certain places and > materials, then they can in principle be made > to understand that > that's what they're being warned away from.
Ancient superstition!
> They don't necessarily > need to understand the physical processes > involved.
Of course, but this presumes that they're simply willing to let things lie. Human history should teach us one thing: people don't let things lie! Padraic. ===== la cieurgeourea provoer mal trasfu ast meiyoer ke 'l andrext ben trasfu. -- Ill Bethisad -- <> Come visit The World! -- <> .


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