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From: CRCulver@aol.com
Subject: Re: (urth) Dead Languages; Literally, "Apu-Punchau"?
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 1999 18:07:05 EDT

In a message dated 4/1/99 8:23:30 PM EST, MAB@lindau.net writes:

<< For what it's worth, Chatelaine Thea thought English, a dead language
 remembered by a few scholars in her time, was amusingly ambiguous. >>

Yes, she remarked that she didn't know how a language where "present" had two 
meanings ("now" and "gift") could endure such confusion.

<<I'm wondering if the use of Quechua is a substitution of the same sort
for some future autochthonous language, or whether Sev actually traveled
back in time to live among the pre-imperial Inca, c. 1200 AD?>>

The events at the end of _Urth_ mystify me even after I have finished my 
third reading of the BotNS. However, I thought it was pretty clear that Sev 
did go to 1200 AD South America, he has spoken on the time being that of the 
dawn of man, so it was certainly pre-20th century. Regarding his eclipse, 
wasn't there an eclipse during the 13th century that was total over much of 
the world? It rings a bell.

- Christopher R. Culver <crculver@aol.com>

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