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Re: Comparison of philosophical languages

From:Andrew Nowicki <andrew@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 22, 2003, 0:04
James Landau wrote:
JL> I can tell that onion uses "optical" because it
JL> has to do with the tear ducts, and the carrot
JL> would probably be the best vegetable for "long"
JL> because its body isn't much more than a long
JL> stick, or that the cauliflower is "sexual"
JL> because it consists of flowers, or that corn
JL> grows as "high" as an elephant's eye, but how
JK> did you get "warm" for potato? If I heard a
JL> compound word "warm vegetable", I never would
JL> be able to have guessed what vegetable it was.

Raw potatoes are toxic, but cooked ones are safe
to eat. There are a few tropical vegetables having
the same property.

JL> And "lightweight" for lettuce? Or are you just
JL> referring to the very light nutritional value
JL> of iceberg?

Lettuce has low density (ratio of mass to volume).

I have already admitted in this thread that my
names of vegetables are not good. Maybe you can
come up with better names? By the way, the rules
of making Ygyde words are posted at:
1868 examples of compound words are posted at:


H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Patrick Dunn <pdunn@...>