Language, Religion,and an information quest (or somesuch) [Mildly OT]
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, November 9, 1999, 4:29|
> Like, is there a single word to describe a deity, or different words
> depending on the type?
The Kassi'-of-the-Faith are monotheistic. They believe in a single
deity, tiDika'u, which word originally meant "deity", the
Traditional-Kassi' (those who have not gone over to the Prophetess) had
scores of 'em, only one word used, tho, sudika'u.
However, the Kassi'-of-the-faith also have the Sullika'ni TiDika'uf -
Children of the Goddess. This is getting conculturey, but basically,
the Children of the Goddess are, for practical purposes, deities. They
were the creation of the Goddess, and they in turn created the world.
They are the ones who directly govern the world, the Goddess wanders
from world to world. The Children are divided into two camps, the Loyal
Children and the Rebelling Children, those who have become consumed with
evil. However, these two camps are taken as entities, one never
considers a single Child of the Goddess.
"Old linguists never die - they just come to voiceless stops." -
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