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CHAT: living conditions/conditionally Re: MiscellaneousNonsense

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Friday, August 18, 2000, 20:15
Yoon Ha Lee wrote:

> Speaking of which, are there any languages that *don't* use right/left, > or use them differently, or...? I've always wondered about that.
There are Native American lgs (but I forget just which ones) that habitually use north/south/east/west instead of left/right/front/back to refer to directions. -- Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis um dies! || John Cowan <jcowan@...> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)