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OT: Ra (was Re: Formal vs. natural languages (was Re: Oligosynthetic languages in nature.))

From:Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 3:31
On Mar 31, 2009, at 2:49 PM, R A Brown wrote:

> Andrii Zvorygin wrote: >> Indeed it seems that extra-terrestrials might use a form of >> oligosynthetic-language due to some of their expressions. >> For instance in the ra material >> there are many >> such >> allusions. > > While I think it is not at all unlikely that other intelligent beings > exist on other planets within our universe, I think I need slightly > more > evidence than purported telepathic communication to persuade me to > accept the existence of a particular group of exterrestrials. I notice > it said that: "These entities claim that the ancient Egyptians > worshipped them as their deity, Ra ...." > > But the ancient Egyptians did _not_ worship a deity _they_ called > 'Ra'. > The form 'Ra' is simply a _modern convention_ for pronouncing the > ancient _rʕ_ (/r/+ pharyngeal voiced fricative); the ancient > vocalization is not known. IIRC evidence from Akkadian transcriptions > and from Coptic suggests that the ancient pronunciation was > probably [ri:ʕ]
I had never heard of this "channeled" Ra, but once I had a dream in which I met a god named Ram who claimed to be the god of this universe, and said he was the inspiration for Ra and Rama.


RoseRose <faithfulscribe@...>