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Old 07-23-2009, 10:10 PM   #11
Erick Mead
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Re: Transmission, Inheritance, Emulation 14

This reinforces my sense of commonality in the ways in which kotodama understands language sound and meaning, and how Tolkien described phonaesthetic matters and the resonance of chains of ancient meanings, most famously in his essay on English and Welsh and the term"cellar door" and in his ringing the changes on writhe/wreath/wrath/wraith in developing the name of the Ringwraiths. There is a distinct connection in his way of thinking and that of kotodama that seems very much in common.


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