Saturday, June 25, 2005

Moral Continua

One of the most creative (and labor-intensive) parts of writing my novels (See link on this page) has been devising a fully workable language for the alien race I created. The Kashlani are ancient, and to a certain extent that long history has given them a very broad moral perspective.

There is a word, reget, that sums this up. Reget is a morally neutral position, between truth (g'reget) and falsehood (z'reget). They learned, over hundreds of thousands of years, that all truth is based on how a person perceives that truth. And that perception gives them a sense of balance - they are not dogmatic, and far less prone to extremes than we are.


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