In a message dated 03/30/2000 9:09:59 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<<If your friend is from Brasil it will be Portugese, but Patagonia is
Thanks. With all the Portuguese people in this area, you'd think I'd be able
to keep it straight.
<< You need to see
the original text, the one they cite.
That is my cut, but I wouldn't charge a translation fee for it. >>
LOL. I need to dig some more, that is why I haven't come back with the usual
airy remarks. I think that the article some of you have been kind to take
additional translation stabs at, I think it's from the late 1700s if I recall
correctly. I think the mythical Su is another manatee-to-mermaid story. The
Patagonian animal which is the "manatee" in this tale is what seems to keep
coming up on the web.
I am going to keep looking for the article I originally saw, cos I had it
within the past month, and when I find it I hope to scan the picture (it will
only be black and white) and the blurb, and post it in a .jpg file at the
shared files area for this list at Onelist.
Oh, also, there is a website, I'm not sure of the URL, but the URL of an
article from it is
article had tempting footnotes and bibliography areas. If anyone else feels
the need to browse mythical monsters, it was a fun site.