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Re: CHAT: The centre of the temporal universe, was Translation relay
Andrew Fferreir wrote:
> It immediately made
> sense to me that in the North American League of Brithenig history no city
> would be laid out like Washington is here.
I agree. The God's-eye figure-it-out-from-first-principles viewpoint
arrives when people feel free of the past, which is a consequence
of conceptual revolutions like the American and the French.
The American Revolution *there* was more of a rebellion
against Parliament, and the French revolution essentially a Jacquerie
BTW, the First Citizen of the French Republic is a relabeled
elective monarch. But then the King of Poland and Lithuania
is an elective monarch, too; in principle the Diet can dismiss
him at any time, but somehow they never do.
The General Moderator of the N.A.L. 1960-1968 was Jowcko map
Jowcko, son of a Kernu immigrant.
> I also found out that in the alternative history of the Brithenig speakers
> the third greatest domed building in the world is the Cathedral of Saint
> Mary in the N.A.L. There is a joke hidden in that last sentence and I'm
> not going to explain it!
Oh, please, do!
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)