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From: JMCAzurin <mikah@brewsoft.com>
Subject: (urth) RE: postmodernism, OTism, continent-ism
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 1999 01:26:13 +0800

This is just an idle observation. I'm not certain if it's been brought up 
before but....Wolfe translates 'Apu-Punchau' as 'Head of Day'. In Tagalog, 
at least, and possibly other languages spoken here in southeast asia, the 
word 'apo' means leader.

  Before I discovered this list, I was trying to find reasons for Nessus 
being somewhere south of here. Given that Nessus is supposed to be 
somewhere in a huge land mass, that would mean that the oceans would have 
receded by the time of the first empire. Indonesia, Malaysia, the 
Philippines, Guam, Borneo - all landlocked, the northern parts of which 
would be 'the hot lands of the north' (near the equator).

  That would put the Ascians in a not-so-hot area north of the equator: 
China, the former USSR. Both communist countries, which is more or less 
what the Ascians are. (Ascians=Asians?) I intend no racial slurs here - I'm 
a Southeast Ascian myself.

  (Yes I know this is a crazy theory *g*)

  Does anyone speak native south american languages? Those people crossed 
over into the Americas over the land bridge at the Bering Strait, and are 
of Asian descent too. Perhaps there is a similar word for 'leader'?


> From: "Tony Ellis" <tony.ellis@futurenet.co.uk>
> Subject: postmodernism, OTism, continent-ism
> Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 10:27:49 -0700
> Alga wrote:
> > the stone town is Athens (and that when you go back a million years 
[say] at
> > that lattitude and longitude you find yourselves not in Greece but in 
South Am.
> That is such an ingenious sleight-of-hand! But... but... if
> the stone town is Athens, how can Severian, the Cumaen and
> co. be sitting on the roof of Apu-Punchau's house, when that
> was built a million years ago in South America?

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