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CHAT: Directions

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Thursday, July 8, 1999, 8:34
The cardinal directions in Watakass=ED:
North: Wabiiput=ED - lit. "left place" (when looking eastward, north is o=
East: Wabiikad=EDz - also means "sky", lit. "place of the sun"
South: Wabiimunv=E1 - lit. "right place"
West: Wabiigazl=ED - also means "shadow", lit. "place of dark"

Left: Put=ED
Right: Munv=E1

What do you think of the ambiguities between "east" and "sky", and
between "west" and "shadow"?  Does it seem realistic to have such an

It could create interesting ambiguities in religious texts - would, for
instance, tiglad=EDz wabiikad=EDzta mean "a ruler from the sky" or merely=
ruler from the east"?  :-)

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