Re: Is "ma" Proto-World? (Re: Re: Comparison of philosophical languages)
|From:||Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, January 22, 2003, 13:20|
>Which leads me to this question... there's a belief among some that there is
>a single language, spoken by God or angels in heaven (and the Devil if
>applicable), that's a "primordial" tongue spoken by the first humans.
>Obviously the story of the Tower of Babel in the OT is a clear case, but
>what about other mythologies (and con-mythologies)? Is there, say, a
>Proto-Middle Earth perhaps? ~Danny~
My language Khangathyagon was, in the story which it forms part of, the
original language of humanity, which they learned from the Creator in the
days when he walked amongst them. In those days the language had no name.
Other languages diverged from it because of cultural change, but wizards
preserved it because they found that they could not formulate spells in the
new languages. At the time of the story's setting, it is spoken only by
wizards, who are able to learn languages rapidly because of a spell called
"The Ears of the Infant". Its name means "Magic-language".