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On Tue, Sep 05, 2000 at 08:30:43PM -0400, Yoon Ha Lee wrote:
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> The mechana, which is also the general term for money (from michanu, to
> buy/own).  That's in Qenar.  In Avrezin each province has its own mint
> (long story) and I haven't figured out those names yet.

Just wondering... anybody's conlang/conculture *doesn't* have currency
involved? Not that a money-less world is particularly plausible, but I
wonder if people have actually explored that direction in conlanging /
conculturing. And I'm talking about alternative trading systems, and not
just elementary stuff like bartering. Just thought it'd be neat if
somebody thought of some conculture somewhere that uses something other
than currency for trading... or perhaps a culture that isn't based on
trading? Just wondering...


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