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From: Michael Straight <straight@email.unc.edu>
Subject: Re: (whorl) what's up with hy? ... plus building fusion reactors
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 09:18:09 

On Thu, 29 Oct 1998, Greg Neyman wrote:

> Finally, a mil plus years after all of us are dust ... why are people STILL
> speaking English?  (or is it explained in Urth, in which case, don't ruin it
> for me ... )

I assume that, just as Wolfe explained that /terminus est/ is not really
Latin but a language as archaic to speakers of Severian's language as
Latin is to English, just so the languages in Long Sun are not really
English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, etc. but languages that have an
analogous relationship to each other.


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