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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, 17:36
--- On 5 Nivôse, 212, Tim May
<butsuri@...> wrote:

> > Well, after humanity's bombed itself back > > into > > the dark ages, who the hell is going to even > > know what a radiation hazard is!? > > Anyone advanced enough to find the monument > primitive, if you make it > big enough, is my point.
Well, plenty of Westerners thought impressively large American and Egyptian monuments were "primitive". You don't have to be terribly advanced to find your fellowman primitive! You just have to have an attitude of superiority.
> Besides, wouldn't being bombed back into the > dark ages give them a > certain amount of practical experience with > radioactivity?
Certainly could. But if they forget what radiation actually is, all the warnings in the world will not be good enough - neither written nor impressive architecture. By the way, is there a picture of this monument somewhere? Twould be interesting to see what it looks like. Padraic. ===== la cieurgeourea provoer mal trasfu ast meiyoer ke 'l andrext ben trasfu. -- Ill Bethisad -- <> Come visit The World! -- <> .


Tim May <butsuri@...>