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As further response to Mark Newbrook, the linguist who insists that, when comparing the words of two cosmologies I must provide linguistic evidence to connect the words:

I agree that if it were a linguistic study, it would have to meet the standards of a linguist. But it's not. It's a study in comparative cosmology.

As an example of how the comparisons work, imagine that I were an historian studying two related cultures. Each mentions a city that one calls "Abda", the other one "Abad". Both say that the city is located on a wide bay next to a large hill. Both say that a great battle was fought there in which 1000 soldiers were lost. One says that the name of the city means "struggle", the other says that it means "battle."

As a historian, I want to make the point that references in both cultures are to the same city. I justify correlating the cities (and their names) based on:

1. How they are situated
2. What is said happens there
3. A common meaning of the two names.

From an historian's standpoint, the correlation is completely justified. He's not making any point whatsoever about linguistics - he's simply correlating two references.

This is precisely what I do in my studies. Sometimes it involves a god like Amma/Amen

1. He's a creator-god.
2. He's described as 'hidden'
3. His name means "to grasp or hold firm, or to establish.'
4. Several African tribes explicitly correlate the word Amma to Amen.


Sometimes it involves a goddess like Neith or Net, correlated to a Dogon mythological character named Dada or Nana, the spider who weaves matter.

1. One is a Mother Goddess, the other's name means 'mother'.
2. Both are credited with weaving matter from threads
3. Both initiate a series of creative acts defined as stages of matter.

Clearly, my association of the word Net with the word Dada is in no way intended to define a linguistic relationship - I'm simply correlating a likely relationship between two symbolic characters based on position and role within the cosmology - a relationship that is sometimes affirmed by similarity of name.

When I say that the Egyptian word "week" symbolically reads "10 days", I don't expect to be asked to provide a mathematical proof!

- Laird

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Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 69 Laird Scranton 07-Aug-08 12:25
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 20 legionromanes 07-Aug-08 14:58
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 22 mike01 07-Aug-08 16:05
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 44 Laird Scranton 07-Aug-08 16:44
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 46 Laird Scranton 07-Aug-08 20:04
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 27 legionromanes 07-Aug-08 20:33
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 22 mephisto 13-Aug-08 06:44
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 32 legionromanes 13-Aug-08 13:18
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 29 mephisto 13-Aug-08 13:28
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 35 legionromanes 13-Aug-08 13:48
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 21 mephisto 14-Aug-08 02:32
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 16 legionromanes 14-Aug-08 03:20
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 30 Laird Scranton 07-Aug-08 20:58
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 24 Laird Scranton 07-Aug-08 22:04
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 19 legionromanes 07-Aug-08 23:06
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 17 cgazzara 12-Aug-08 15:08
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 28 Laird Scranton 12-Aug-08 15:34
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 19 hapy hunter 12-Aug-08 18:11
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 11 Ahatmose 13-Aug-08 02:25
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 14 hapy hunter 13-Aug-08 14:24
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 21 Ahatmose 13-Aug-08 14:47
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 11 legionromanes 13-Aug-08 14:52
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 16 Ahatmose 13-Aug-08 14:59
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 18 Joyeuse 13-Aug-08 22:27
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 19 legionromanes 13-Aug-08 22:47
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 12 Joyeuse 14-Aug-08 01:21
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 19 legionromanes 14-Aug-08 01:25
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 28 Joyeuse 14-Aug-08 02:02
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 19 legionromanes 14-Aug-08 03:22
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 17 Joyeuse 14-Aug-08 05:01
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 15 hapy hunter 13-Aug-08 15:00
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 17 Laird Scranton 09-Aug-08 16:39
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 21 TR-3B 07-Aug-08 17:19
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 17 legionromanes 07-Aug-08 17:23
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 21 TR-3B 07-Aug-08 17:52
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 14 TR-3B 07-Aug-08 17:58
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 18 TR-3B 07-Aug-08 23:29
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 23 legionromanes 07-Aug-08 23:41
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 22 TR-3B 08-Aug-08 00:36
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 36 Deep1 12-Aug-08 17:44
Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 23 Laird Scranton 12-Aug-08 21:48
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Re: Comparative cosmology, not linguistics 20 Laird Scranton 13-Aug-08 19:24


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