Reply To: Do some exercises in Italian

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Tony
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    Thank you very much, Dowrgi. That was kind of you to share more of your knowledge.

    In 1993 I spent a little time with Maori people, and they told me that in their culture there was a person whose role was to keep knowledge of ancestry, and such person would have a special staff and would be able to recite every member of a certain family’s ancestry to the very beginning (didn’t ask how they defined the beginning) and this would be done in a single telling over a period of as much as 6 hours, done in a ceremonial manner in front of many people.

    Point being is that yes, many cultures had people who were more or less similar to a bard.

    Kind regards,
    Tony