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Letter by Karl Sadil, PeaceWords

Do you speak/know a rare or unusual language? My ongoing research translates ‘peace’, and some other words, into as many languages as possible.

The aim is to keep a permanent database, and also to construct banners in the future with peace words from different languages. The project has been running since 1995.

If you would like to help, please email me at the address below stating the word, the name of the language, and if possible the country/countries or region where the language is spoken.

Joan Baez wrote an essay in which an alien comes to Earth, and a general wants to find out about the aliens’ (military!) technology. Finally, the general says: ‘But you still haven’t said anything about WAR!’

The alien says: ‘What is war?’