Tuesday, 7 August 2012

The thing turned towards you.

"Their word for polar bear is tara-i-tua-luk,'he who is without shadow' (though the polar bear is also
called 'the eternal vagabond'.
There is a sort of poetry of the concrete in their speech that is very moving. Thus, mi-kse, the
word for 'reality/ is literally translatable as 'the thing turned towards you.'"
- Gontran De Poncins on Inuit languages in 'Kabloona'.

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