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Re: CHAT: Directions (was: Re: CHAT: living conditions/conditionally)

From:Irina Rempt <ira@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 23, 2000, 21:04
On Wed, 23 Aug 2000, Dennis Paul Himes wrote:

> Irina Rempt <ira@...> wrote:
> > That is, the names for the times of day mean "time when the sun is in > > the X" (except for the north; people know that the world is round > > like an apple and the sun goes around it, but they have to call it > > *something*). > > But in the Northern Hemisphere the sun *is* in the north during the > night; it's just also happens to be below the horizon.
You're right :-) I never realized that it really was that; just followed the Valdyan way of thinking "how does the sun get back from west to east when it's behind the world?" Note that it's the earth, in Valdyan thinking (and for all I know it may be literal truth for that universe), that stands still in the middle. The moon, sun and planets move around it, and the stars are either lights fixed to the firmament or holes in the firmament that light comes through. Irina -- Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay. (myself)