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Re: Semantic typology?

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Monday, August 11, 2008, 16:55
On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 12:31 PM, ROGER MILLS <rfmilly@...> wrote:
> On an island oriented NW-SE, and lacking knowledge of the compass and not > too concerned with the stars, "north" might actually refer to the direction > perpendicular to the island, hence really northeast....
The "not too concerned with the stars" seems unlikely in a low-tech culture; I would at any rate expect the direction of the sunrise and sunset to be significant... -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>