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

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Monday, November 10, 2003, 19:53
Benct Philip Jonsson wrote:
> > Because the Cwendaso refuse to cremate their dead, some Trehels are tempted > > to wonder if they don't have souls, because anyone with a soul would > > obviously want to free the soul after death by cremating the body. > > Incidentally that's exactly the view the Sohlesjn (those who > speak, or at any rate write, Sohlob) take. I wonder where > it is represented in *this* world?
The Kassii use cremation, also to "free the soul" (if the souls are not reincarnated within 6 days ofthe death of their body, they die; the soul can also be freed by certain spirit beings, but they're a lot less reliable than cremation). However, that doesn't lead them to wonder about non-cremators having souls or not. They just feel scorn at those fools who let their loved ones perish. -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42


Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>