Happy 2014 Selkie readers! (Actually I am posting this a few hours early, so it may be 2013 still as you read this. Early strip to celebrate. XD) It’s been another great year, and I am looking forward to many more to share with you. 😀
Today’s transcript commentary discusses a little bit of sarnothi religion relating to pluralized word forms. 🙂
Sarnothi religion includes the concept of a dual-spirit. There is a spirit-self which is comparable to the idea of a "soul", but also a second spirit (a separate entity entirely) that serves as a bridge between the corporeal and spiritual worlds. Pluralized word forms are commonly used to address both a person's spirit-self and their spirit-bridge counterpart simultaneously, to avoid disrespecting one or the other.