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concepts of Babel text

From:Pavel A. da Mek <pavel.adamek@...>
Date:Thursday, May 3, 2001, 9:02
Roger Mills wrote:

> the culture(s) underlying our languages. > Those that are Not of This Earth, or of This Time, by definition, > will lack, perhaps will not need, certain concepts > that we members of theW.European/Judeo-Christian world take for granted. > And indeed, some of those things we take for granted > seem odd, quaint, _alien_ to many others of our own species. > So how will they be seen by a truly alien culture?
But the Babel text describes only what happened, not why it happened nor if that was good or bad. Miscellaneous concepts may be seen behind this story. Some extremistic auxlangers maybe can interpret splitting of languages as a harm done by God to men, but most of artlangers here will consider it undoubtedly as a gift. Pavel


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