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Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 00:49:21 +0000 (GMT)
From: Josh Geller 
Subject: Re: (urth) Jungle Garden

On Wed, 16 Apr 2003, Yves Meynard wrote:
> Dan'l Danehy-Oakes writes:

>> I recall a while back there was an argument that the Jungle Garden
>> scene was connected somehow to the South America of roughly-our-time.
>> In fact, it must be Africa, because Isangoma -- or iSangoma or
>> isaNngoma -- is a Zulu title for a diviner.

"Must" is a strong word.

> OK, but what about when Isangoma says:

> "[The Proud One's] breath is the mist that hides the infant uakaris
> from the claws of the margay!"

> (p.160 in my Pocket edition of _Shadow_)

>  From  http://ds.dial.pipex.com/agarman/margay.htm :

> The Margay, also known as the Long Tailed Spotted Cat, is similar in
> appearance to the Ocelot [...]

> The range of the margay extends from Mexico down through Peru, parts of
> Paraguay to the northern areas of Argentina.

>  From http://www.animalinfo.org/species/primate/cacacalv.htm :

> The red uakari is a medium-sized monkey weighing about 4 kg (9 lb). [=85]
> The red uakari is found in flooded swamp forests of Amazonia in Brazil,
> Colombia and Peru.

> [....]

It is obviously South America.

It is true, Isangoma means what y'all are saying in Zulu.

Maybe it means something else in some south American Indian

Hell, maybe it means the same thing in some south American
Indian language.



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