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CONLANG  August 2001, Week 3

CONLANG August 2001, Week 3

Subject:

Re: OT: Re: babel and english

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"SMITH,MARCUS ANTHONY" <[log in to unmask]>

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Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Sun, 19 Aug 2001 18:13:57 -0700

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On Sun, 19 Aug 2001, Jesse Bangs wrote:

> I don't need to take the Biblical story literally, but I wonder if there
> are any better explanations for the origin of the Babel myth.  Doesn't an
> equivalent myth occur in many Native American cultures, too?

Indeed.

In the Choctaw version, the people wanted to know what the sky
and clouds were. They began building a mound out of rocks so they could
get