dwj-digest (Diana Wynne Jones) V1 #186

McMullin, Elise emcmullin at kl.com
Thu Jul 13 11:01:43 EDT 2000


Gili wrote:
"That's probably more than you ever needed to know about counting in Hebrew.

But then again, we are fascinated by this kind of detail when it is invented

by an author to embellish an invented culture. And we are often not aware of

the cultural alternatives that already exist in our own world."

That was a fascinating explication - definitely an email to save.  Also,
really good, thought- stimulating point about invented cultural details and
real ones!

E
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