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Re: CHAT: Directions

From:Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>
Date:Thursday, December 16, 1999, 17:47
On Thu, 16 Dec 1999, abrigon wrote:

>I expect that since a person is often the subject of a sentance >(not always true). > >Therefore a Conlang could used things relative from there. Or >up/above or down/below >while standing on Earth is level. While direction like >East/West/North/South I expect could be based on which ways the >people on the planet live. > >If they come from above the equator, then north could be the same >as forward, while right/east, while left/west, and >backwards/behind/south.
Indeed. Natural languages work along similar lines. All depends on their _orient_ation. Padraic.
> >Mike >