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Technical Difficulties With Automated Blog Posts

[20100131] The blog is still refusing mail from gmail. I've stopped the forwarders. When the mail server stops trying to deliver mail (probably by the 5th). I'll try another strategy.
I'm trying to find the equilibrium between Google News Alerts, Gmail and Blogger to permit automated posting of Google News Alerts to the blog so I can have them for reference and work on other things. My goal is not to focus on one news topic, but to have the varied topics in the news feeds automatically posted in the blog daily or weekly because I can capture more unique data that way.

Suicide Bomb News Feed

The Jihad News Feed

Witch News Feed

Ritual Abuse and Killing News Feed

Faith Heal News Feed

Female Genital Mutilation News

Exorcism News Feed

Child Bride or Marriage News Feed

Church Abuse News Feed

Animal Sacrifice News Feed

Religious Exemption News Feed

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Afroasiatic and Proto-Indo-European languages

I am confident that ideas are transmitted through language and that ideas follow language. So it follows that as a language spreads across a population, then so will the ideas that are represented by that language. Semitic is of the afroasiatic family of languages, yet Hittite is of the Indo-Eurpopean family, yet it seems that Judaism was developed in Asia Minor/Anatollia/Modern Turkey or "Hittite Land". When did Persia and Greece (which share a common language family) dominate the Levant where Israel and Judah are located? When do we start seeing ideas that are typically contained in the indo-eurpoean language start creeping into Judaism? When did Egypt start to lose its dominance? To be continued...
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goprairie said...

I have often wondered if societies whose language has specific genders assigned to things via their language show more gender bias and less gender equality than societies whose language is more gender nuetral. This would be a concrete specific way that language could shape a culture.

T.Z. Clown said...

I've lived in quite few places in the world, and i have to say that in the places where the language is of the latin family, my impression was that women were second class citizens. Just my opinion. However, i dont think cantonese has a gender, but their women seem to rank lower as well. You know how men are....;-)

Byzantophile said...

I doubt that grammatical gender has much to do with gender bias. Almost all Indo-European languages have grammatical gender, including those spoken in Scandinavia and the Netherlands.

On the other hand, one of the few IE languages without gender is modern Persian.

Twilight Z. Clown said...

okay so that's two languages that don't have a gender and there seems to be gender bias in the culture.


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