Tlvn, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius
|Date:||Tuesday, September 14, 1999, 1:10|
I just read _Tl=F6n, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius_, this fabulous story
of J. L. Borges about an imaginary world... I was just wondering
whether someone else has read it too. It's just something you
can't miss! The main focus is on the culture, but the two main
mother languages in particular are described in some detail.
The southern hemisphere Ursprache, says Borges, is an all-verb
language, while the northern hemisphere's one is all-adjective;
the main thing about this conception of the world is that there
are no things that exist on its own along time, so there isn't
a concept for nouns. Things are just described by actions and
attributes, never in themselves.
I can read it in the original language. Weep! :)