Re: Elemental Forces (was: Re: water (was:re:sounds like...))
|Date:||Thursday, November 26, 1998, 13:21|
Od: Kristian Jensen <kljensen@...>
Do: Multiple recipients of list CONLANG <CONLANG@...>
Data: 24 listopada 1998 07:14
Temat: Elemental Forces (was: Re: water (was:re:sounds like...))
>>Because water-the-substance plays a crucial role in Tokana
>>metaphysics, and by extension, in Tokana metaphor. According to
>>the Tokana, fire and water are the two 'elemental forces' of the
>>universe, which combine to create all forms of matter and
>>energy. These forces are each associated with various 'changes'
>>or 'turnings' ("mislapi") within the mind/body. Fire is
>>associated to 'warm' or 'active' changes (physical exertion,
>>strength, libido, mental concentration, etc.), while water is
>>associated with 'cool' or 'passive' changes (mental and physical
>>relaxation, spiritual contemplation, sleep and dreaming,
>This is remarkably similar to the traditional way Lumanesians view
>the universe. The Lumanesians also believe in two elements; the
>ethereal/active element called 'Fire' and the corporeal/inactive
>element called 'Water'. The force that shapes the universe by both
>binding and separating these two elements is called 'Life'.
>These terms are merely metaphorical: 'Fire' represents everything
>deemed ethereal and/or active (fire, air, wind, work, activity).
>'Water' represents the opposite of everything 'Fire' stands for.
>That is, everything that is deemed corporeal and/or inactive (water,
>earth, rest, sleep). 'Life' represents the force that is responsible
>for combining, separating, and/or allocating these two elements
>accordingly in order to shape the universe.
i love such dualism too...
when(if) i fin(n)ish my conlang i intend to create a complicated dualisti=
but the main problem is language now
(wat doo ya think is betta:
if 'sara' is white and 'la(h)e' is see, then white sea should be sarala'(=
first one is more ligical, second is more unfamiliar
such problems kills my conlanging :) )