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Barry Garcia wrote:
>
> a quote from that page:
>
> " SIL teams use native languages to
> teach the Bible in a fundamentalist fashion that the North America
> Congress on Latin America (NACLA) in its 1973 study concluded
> diminished the way natives felt about the traditions of their own
> cultures."
>
> This is EXACTLY why i have banned proselytizing to the Daka-Pumdog in my
> conlang - consociety(yes, i'm working on the sound changes..... are those
> reasonable changes from "Taga-Bundok"? or should i not change "n" to
> "m"?).  I also made them fiercly protective of their traditions too.
>

Ea-diwe (those speaking ea-luna) have a state religion that makes
proselytizing difficult, if not fatal. It is a society in transition
though-- tolerance, and even acceptance, may be just around the corner.
But not before a bloody civil war. :)

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