Mousarians Unite! Was:Re: Bootstrapping a cooperative conlang
|From:||Mia Soderquist <happycritter@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, November 18, 2007, 4:24|
Gary Shannon wrote:
> Under these conditions, even a culture that worships
> and reveres mice would recognize the image of a mouse, such an image being
> necessarily free of cultural bias. (Unless, of course, the mouse worshiping
> culture has only ever seen mice dressed in silk robes, in which case the
> Mousarian priests and their followers would be excused from participating in
> the project. ;)
You may have inadvertently spawned a conculture. Somehow I have this
vision of giant stone temples with tiny statues of mice dressed in silk
robes, with mice running around freely, being fed grain by the faithful.
Which leads me to wonder what other customs these people might have,
and more importantly, what language they might speak. This is vital
information if I am going to write Mousarian hymns.
Oh, Mouse! Your soft fur is our comfort! Your shiny eyes see all!
Your constant presence scratching around within our walls all winter long,
Reminds us of your holy presence always within our hearts, even when the
wind blows cold!
... Of course, it rhymes in the original. ;)