Poetry, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and culture from a Lao American perspective.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Since at least 1970, the Lao language has had a word for astronaut and astronomy, per the English-Lao Dictionary compiled by Russell Marcus. If you look carefully, you can see how these two pages become a bit of found poetry. Artfulness aside, the bigger challenge I would pose to all of you is: It would be a poor thing to have a word such as nakawagat, and not reach for it ourselves.