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Re: Comparison of philosophical languages

From:Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 21, 2003, 12:37
From: "Mike Ellis" <nihilsum@...>

> >France = tocaty = "proper noun middle artistic country" > >Italy = nacaty = "proper noun religious artistic country" > > So Italy is just a religious France?
Reminds me of the term the French had for the Italians during the Western Schism, "ultramontanists", also a synonym for one who's more obedient to the Pope than your typical everyday Catholic.
> >Argentina = panuty = "proper noun cold random country" > > Most of it isn't that cold. Although how much of it is random, I don't
know. A "random country" would better describe Indonesia, which is made up of a whole bunch of islands. Canada is more of a "cold country" to me, but true, Ushuaia, Argentina in July is a lot like Juneau, Alaska in January.
> >Egypt = byfity = "proper noun dry old country" > >Iraq = fibyty = "proper noun old dry country" > > "Whoops, we sent the UN inspectors to the dry old country instead of the > old dry country."
The description "dry old country" could just as easily fit Mongolia as it would Egypt. For Egypt, I'd say "hot dry", while Mongolia is "cold dry".
> >Christianity = ybonate = "noun wet religious organization" > > Doesn't sound too flattering. Neither does the name of their "wet
> publication".
Reminds me of the joke: A Methodist is a Baptist who's afraid of water (you could also say Eastern Orthodox vs. Roman Catholic). Seattle = "proper noun wet coffee city", by the way.
> >Islam = yminate = "noun political religious organization" > > You could really get in trouble with this one!
Yeah, I was raised a Christian fundamentalist, and there's a lot of politics involved in that. I'd call Islam something like "noun one-god non-three religious organization", but that could fit Judaism and Unitarianism as well. ~Danny~ aka "proper noun male human...."