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> Me? If I could time-travel, I'd love to go back and copy the Library of
> Alexandria ... and the contents of
> the English monasteries that were so rudely disabused of the idea that
> they had privileges - and most
> of their libraries in the process ... and then there's apparently a
> library of Frankish legends, myths and
> folklore that Charlemagne allegedly compiled that one of his sons or
> grandsons burnt as a waste of
> space and time ... and the writings of the Emperor Chin's historian
> opponents, he of the Great Wall
> fame, and a whole lot of other things ... anyone join me for a field trip
> to Etruria to get some substantial
> Etruscan materials? A field trip to various parts of pre-Bantu Africa?
> Pre-Indo-European Europe? Pre-
> Indo-European India? Pre-Han China? etc ...


Yes!

On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 6:57 PM, Wesley Parish <[log in to unmask]>
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> Me? If I could time-travel, I'd love to go back and copy the Library of
> Alexandria ... and the contents of
> the English monasteries that were so rudely disabused of the idea that
> they had privileges - and most
> of their libraries in the process ... and then there's apparently a
> library of Frankish legends, myths and
> folklore that Charlemagne allegedly compiled that one of his sons or
> grandsons burnt as a waste of
> space and time ... and the writings of the Emperor Chin's historian
> opponents, he of the Great Wall
> fame, and a whole lot of other things ... anyone join me for a field trip
> to Etruria to get some substantial
> Etruscan materials? A field trip to various parts of pre-Bantu Africa?
> Pre-Indo-European Europe? Pre-
> Indo-European India? Pre-Han China? etc ...
>
> Dreams are free ...
>
> Wesley Parish
>
> Quoting Christa Hansberry <[log in to unmask]>:
>
> > Lol, that reminds me of the new (well, as new as it is) course on
> > Lernu!
> > The main character, Philip, gets a visit from his time-traveling
> > great-great-great-great-granddaughter, Helen, who says the time machine
> > was
> > built by her great-great-great-great-grandfather (who is, of course,
> > Philip
> > himself). Over the next days, Helen helps Philip build the time
> > machine.
> > This kind of odd recursion, combined with the bizarre phenomenon of
> > having
> > Philip and his older self time traveling together (sometimes even along
> > with "their" great-great-great-great-granddaughter), made for quite a
> > bit
> > of headache trying to understand how the story could possibly work
> > (I've
> > always been overly analytical), until I gave up altogether, and just
> > said
> > "that is just so weird" and left it at that. XD
> >
> > I concluded that time travel is a tricky thing to have actually make
> > coherent sense, lol! But sometimes I wish I could clone myself with a
> > time
> > machine... :-P
> >
> > -Christa
> >
> > P.S. Everyone in the "Future" also speaks Esperanto (of course!), wears
> > transparent plastic one-piece suits, and has their food created on the
> > spot
> > by some sort of machine (not from any actual plants or animals)... very
> > interesting...
> >
> >
> > On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 7:02 AM, Jim Henry <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > On Fri, May 19, 2017 at 3:27 AM, Christa Hansberry
> > > <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > > > I once wrote a (very short) story about how Esperanto actually came
> > from
> > > > the aliens; Zamenhof met this green alien dude, who was very baffled
> > as
> > > to
> > >
> > > I once started an alternate history time travel story where Zamenhof
> > > didn't invent Esperanto, he discovered it in some papers in an attic
> > > in Warsaw. They'd been left there by a stranded time traveler who
> > > made notes on learning Polish in his native Esperanto, which was
> > > invented by the Zamenhof of our time line. (The time traveler was
> > > sent to the wrong time and place by mistake and didn't know
> > > 18th-century Polish, so he had to learn it by immersion.)
> > >
> > > I lost it in a hard drive crash and never went back to rewrite it.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Jim Henry
> > > http://www.pobox.com/~jimhenry/
> > > http://www.jimhenrymedicaltrust.org
> > >
> >
>
>
>
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