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Re: [mythsoc] Heaney's Beowulf or someone's Hiawatha?

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  • Stolzi@aol.com
    In a message dated 12/2/2003 10:40:12 PM Central Standard Time, ... In that, Longfellow showed good taste. Well, to YOUR linguistic taste, which is formed by
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      In a message dated 12/2/2003 10:40:12 PM Central Standard Time,
      dbratman@... writes:
      >"Hiawatha" is actually called Wenabozho. Longfellow liked the Iroquois name
      >better, apparently, and arbitrarily substituted it for the original name.

      In that, Longfellow showed good taste.
      Well, to YOUR linguistic taste, which is formed by neither of the languages
      under discussion, or, one might grant, for a poem in English. Perhaps
      "Wenabozho" sounds exquisite in the ears of an Ojibwa, and "Hiawatha" awkward.



      Diamond Proudbrook


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    • Stolzi@aol.com
      In a message dated 12/3/2003 1:10:05 PM Central Standard Time, ... Algonkian-speaking ... How ethnocentric of them Diamond Proudbrook [Non-text portions of
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        In a message dated 12/3/2003 1:10:05 PM Central Standard Time,
        alexeik@... writes:


        >Today it's become fashionable to use the term _Anishinaabe_
        >(literally "normal person"), which can be applied to a number of
        Algonkian-speaking
        >peoples of the Great Lakes area.


        How ethnocentric of them



        Diamond Proudbrook


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