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Re: Concosmic Conlocation (was; Re; Back!)

From:BP Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Thursday, July 22, 1999, 17:55
At 03:43 +0000 20.7.1999, Herman Miller wrote:
>On Mon, 19 Jul 1999 17:09:13 CDT, "J. Barefoot" <ataiyu@...> wrote: > >>On related note (because I personnally don't know where this middle ground >>may lie), how do you (pl.) justify having humans on another planet speaking >>your conlang? > >In ancient times, aliens from other worlds visited Earth, and travel back >and forth was possible. Some of these aliens entered human mythology and >became the Egyptian gods and such. Some humans went with the aliens to >settle other solar systems. The really hard thing to justify is non-humans >speaking with human phonemes!
I have sometimes played around with a "homeomorphic principle". In essence it means that wherever in the universe the physical conditions a re suitable for life there will arise life and wherever the physical conditions are similar there will arise similar life-forms. As I said I have not implemented it, but I might, for dramatic purposes, or under preassure to rationalize... NB this allowes for humans, as well as things like centaurs and intelligent large reptiles on Earth-like planets (still similar enough to Earthen life!), but also for quite dissimilar life on quite dissimilar planets. Not even need all life be "biological" in our sense. In Sky-Earth there are spirits, which could be rationalized as sentient magnetic fields or something. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ B.Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> <melroch@...> Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant! (Tacitus)