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Universe names, was Re: Kalieda climate

From:Padraic Brown <agricola@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 5, 2002, 23:19
Am 04.02.02, Herman Miller yscrifef:

> On Mon, 4 Feb 2002 03:52:57 -0500, Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...> > wrote: > > >Speaking of which, I really should think up something brainier than > >"Tairezazh Universe" to refer to the relevant coniverse - it makes about as > >much sense as refering the our universe as the "English Universe", except > >that Tairezazh isn't an international language in the way English is. > > Well, my coniverse (nice word) was originally called the Olaetian Universe, > which is pretty much the same problem, although at the time Olaetian _was_ > a sort of interplanetary lingua franca (a role later filled by Deverrin).
An interesting problem. I'm sure most of us must have encountered it. In my own coniverse (agreed, nice word; I move we add it to our lexicon), astrology isn't so advanced *there* that there is a native concept equivalent of "universe". [Personally, I refer to it simply as "the World", because that's what an older cousin called it.] Astrologers call it "qellorum pantallon", or bowl of the heavens. Philosophers usually call it "estades", or that which is; and "allares", or everything. Mind you, the two concepts are different: the astrologers are studying a physical place with Sun, stars, planets, etc.; while the philosophers are looking as much at a spiritual place. Ill Bethisad is easy, as _that's_ the native name; and has long been the name by which we outside looking in have called it as well. Padraic. -- Gwerez dah, chee gwaz vaz, ha leal.


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