Why do different languages have differents words for things if they are from the language of a single homosapiens homeland (Eden, thus Edenic) ?
We are can only think and speak in that original human language program. But, after Babel, cultures thought of different Edenic words to mean the same thing.
Today let's explore a few words for C I T Y.
It seems Geography is Destiny. Peoples in different lands had different natural defences with which to build a viable settlement.
The Greeks built cities atop defensible hills. There were no hills and building stones in Eastern Europe, but lots of stout trees.
There are many more than the few CITY words in the entries below. What about the word "CITY" itself? The given etymology is too weird. If you want weird, strained background for words, go to the published stuff.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Posted by IsaacMozeson at 7:35 AM