Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: Un-deciphered writings (was Re: eestaak writing)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Friday, December 27, 2002, 8:12
In a message dated 2002/12/23 05.04.39 PM, Diana (slattd@RPI.EDU) writes:

>A portable oracle! > >Snakes and in the cosmic rainbow serpent and its relations >with the DNA spiraling ladder? > >Or a unicursal labyrinth-- path of initiation or translation to another >time-space?
I guess it is more like an unicursal labyrinth - a translation of a worldview... cosmological and metaphysical.
>As in the spiral path in Roger Zelazny's Amber series--that is the portal >between Shadow and RL.
Mayhaps if it was used for trance states... sorta like mandalas.
>I stood in the Phaistos ruins--high-sited, fantastic view-- last February >and wondered many things.
Lucky :P :) Hanuman Zhang, 3-Toed-Sloth-Style Gungfu Typist ;) "the sloth is a chinese poet upsidedown" --- Jack Kerouac {1922-69} €º°`°º€ø,¸¸,ø€º°`°º€ø,¸¸,ø€º°`°º€ø,¸¸,ø€º°`°º€ø,¸¸,ø€º°`°º€€º°`°º€ø,¸~-> "One thing foreigners, computers, and poets have in common is that they make unexpected linguistic associations." --- Jasia Reichardt "There is no reason for the poet to be limited to words, and in fact the poet is most poetic when inventing languages. Hence the concept of the poet as 'language designer'." --- O. B. Hardison, Jr. "At some point in the next century the number of invented languages will probably overtake the number of surviving natural languages." - Cullen Murphy in _Atlantic Monthly_ (October, 1995) "La poésie date d' aujour d'hui." (Poetry dates from today) "La poésie est en jeu." (Poetry is in play) --- Blaise Cendrars