Re: New language Noygwexaal & Qthyn|gai
|From:||Geoff Horswood <geoffhorswood@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 28, 2005, 8:48|
On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 00:03:52 -0500, # 1 <salut_vous_autre@...>
>>so most people would use the "hearsay" form when talking about the
>>existance of Antarctica, the nuclear bomb, and the War on Terrorism?
>From what I've understood of what Geoff Horswood said, I think he'd use
>"tradition" in the sense of "Everybody says it so it is so"
>He'd be better to answer this than me..
The existence of Antarctica would probably be "tradition". The nuclear
bomb, as a part of recorded history, would probably be either "tradition"
or "direct report". The War on Terrorism- well, that would depend on what
you wanted to say, and how.
But Henrik's right. These things are very different in an information
age. My goblin speakers of Noygwexaal don't have the technology to be