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Re: OT: Corpses,etc. (was: Re: Gender in conlangs (was: Re: Umlauts (was Re:Elves and Ill Bethisad)))

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Sunday, November 9, 2003, 14:54
Quoting Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>:

> Isidora Zamora wrote: > > (And I am writing this in the middle of a very nice lunar eclipse, > > a spectacle which the Nidirino, unfortunately, cannot sit back and enjoy > > the sight of, since the occasion calls for emergency prayers.) > > The Kassii have long since realized that eclipses are merely a matter of > shadows, since they have two suns, and thus, even when one sun's light > is blocked, the other sun is still reflecting off the moon. Plus, very > rarely, one moon will pass in front of another, or cast a shadow on > another. > > Total *solar* eclipses are unknown to the Kassii, since neither of their > moons is large enough to completely block the sun.
To Tairezans, solar eclipses are essentially a luxury reserved for inhabitants of the Capital planet (=Earth) - the vast majority of inhabited planets does sport a moon of the right apparent diameter. Andreas