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Re: Translation exercise: Li Bai's "Drinking alone under the moon"

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Sunday, September 1, 2002, 20:29
> >--> Obviously, "River of Stars" is what the Obrenaj call the Milky > Way. I like the expression, although it means I can't use the > name for a real river in Obrenaja anymore. Ah well, you can't > make drazno without breaking a few nuts.
Does this mean that the Obrenaj know that the Milky Way's made up of stars, or do they merely associate it with stars 'cos it's found among 'em? Hm, no Tairezan name of the Milky Way as yet. A'course, to them the Galaxy is in many ways much like the Earth is to us, and it would probably strike them as odd to have a special name for the apparent band of light across the sky. The Kalini Sapak name is _Nagit Dazad_ "Night's River". Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Send and receive Hotmail on your mobile device: