The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #1388254
Posted By: Amos
25-Jan-05 - 01:53 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
"One among many other things by which Ethiopia is known is suggested to be her literary heritage. This priceless, rare and valuable literary heritage reflects the indigenous civilization of the country. In addition to their significance in manifesting the indigenous civilization, these manuscripts written on religion, history, language, philosophy, astrology, social, economic and Political...etc. issues have got a valuable contribution for research.
a) Homily of the passion of our Lord and Services for passion week:-
The Manuscript is written on vellum in 2 columns in the Geez Language in the 15th C. The writings are bold and neat. Names and headings are rubricated. Its size is 46x33.5 cm and has 434 pages with wooden board covered with stamped leather.
b) St. Paul Gospel (Bible, New Testament): -
The Manuscript is written on vellum in 2 columns in the Geez Language in the 15th C. The Writings are bold and neat. A painted picture (drawing) of St. Paul and his followers is seen in the book. Its size is 34.6x25 cm and has 281 pages and is covered by a hard leather.
c) The Four Gospel (Bible, New Testament): -
The Manuscript is written on vellum in 2 columns in the Geez language in the 14th C. The writings are bold and neat. Its size is 29.5 x 20.3 cms and has 554 pages. The first 45 pages of the book are filled with painted pictures (drawings); particularly of Jesus Christ, his followers, Saints, Angels etc. The book is partially damaged due to manhandling."
So not only is Geez extinct, it was a liturgical language in the first place. This reminds me of the old definition of a three-time loser: pregnant nun drives Edsel.
But, ya know, whatever turns ya on, Mister L.