ABOUT GUELYLAND

"One of the smallest , independent kingdoms in the ciberuniverse. Nothing fancy. Population? Just me, myself and my jaguars, my movies and my books (and, at this very moment, YOU). Hided and secret like Skull Island or Opar, the ancients in Guelyland use to read the scrools of a minor god called Voor-Hes.
Most of the treasures of Guelyland are made of paper, plastic and vinyl.Guelyland dreams with expanding in deep more then in surface. The music of Nik Kershaw has been heard here. There are apes, lots of apes in Guelyland. Woody Allen and Bob Hope visit it quite often. Here we love books (the Kingdoms Library is both celebrated and secret) Here we are atheists but very tolerant and think of god a bit too often and much. Guelyland is, the stuff my dreams are made of..."

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

SNOW? THE ESKIMOUS HAVE... TWO WORDS FOR IT!!



Qanik, snow in the air and aput, snow on the ground. And that's it!
The idea that their language has (at least) seven words for the white flakes of frozen water can be traced back to a 1940's article in Technology Review by one Benjamin Lee Worf. He said that there were seven but "forgot" to mention them. Actually the other words were derivated as we can say in english snowball, snowfall, snowman (yellow snow is something else. Just don't eat it).

By the way there is not only one eskimo language but around twenty. Ok? (We were talking about the Greenland language in this case).
And if you are in Greenland or Canada please avoid the "E" word and say Inuit instead. In Siberia and Alaska is ok anyway. The inuit in Greenland prefer to be called Greenlanders.

And since we are here let's say once for all that they don't kiss rubbing each other noses either. They do something different called kunik that is not exactly the same thing and it is for you to find out. But is not done instead of kissing.


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