The Lost Tribe

997 words 4 pages
Thereasa Wilson
Dyanna Rajala
English 015-35
February 29, 2012
The Lost Tribe Do peace, unity, and equality still exist this day in time among groups of people? Are we influenced by our environment to associate our way of seeing things and create language based on that fact? How we view the environment around us helps shape our understanding by creating language to give it meaning. Based on the linguistic data of the recently discovered tribe, we can draw conclusions about the tribe’s climate and terrain, diet, views on family and children, system of government and attitude towards war. This data shows that the lost tribe was an isolated group that lived in a valley, coexisted in unison, valued life, had high regards for
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One might also conclude that they had short life spans and did not live past puberty. The term for children that translates to small wise one meant that even as a youth, children can have an opinion on issues relating to the tribe in which their opinion is valued and accepted. The term for children that translates to innocent leader might suggest that a child can also be a leader; one that can uphold the tribe’s equality and peaceful morals and have a positive contribution to society. Little star gazer can be viewed as a child that aspires or dreams. It can also reflect an ability to predict weather or time.
My last point I would like to discuss is the tribe’s system of government and attitude toward war. The linguistic details state several words for leader, but all are plural, indicating equality amongst the tribe and everyone is considered to be leaders in some way or another. Perhaps they function as a democracy as the data state, based on the evidence of leaders being plural. Terms for praise translating as peacemaker or conciliator further suggests that they might have had a democracy resolving issues in a peaceful manner. There are no words for violent conflict or war that further suggest the peace and unity of the tribe.
The tribe was an isolated group of people that had no contact with other civilization based on the limited language and absence of terms. The lost tribe’s world was perfect the way it was and they


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