That's why it's so clever!
Peter Dillane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>On 13/02/2013, at 6:01 AM, Rickard A. Parker wrote:
>> . The Kuuk Thaayorre, however,
>> did not routinely arrange the cards from left to
>> right or right to left. They arranged them from
>> east to west. That is, when they were seated facing
>> south, the cards went left to right. When they faced
>> north, the cards went from right to left. When they faced
>> east, the cards came toward the body, and so on. We never told
>> anyone which direction they were facing—the Kuuk Thaayorre
>> knew that already and spontaneously used this spatial orienta-
>> tion to construct their representations of time.
>sort of like your shadow striding behind you and later rising to meet you