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Re: Comparison of philosophical languages

From:Tim May <butsuri@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 22, 2003, 18:53
Joseph Fatula writes:
 > noun-container-atom  I haven't a clue.  Defined as "aluminum".

It does strike me that if one is committed to the idea of a
philosophical language, or even something close to it, elements are
one of the easier parts of the vocabulary.  The defining quality of an
element is its atomic number (the number of protions in the nucleus).
Just base the form on the number, with some standard derivational
affix.  Compared to deciding what to call various trees, this is
fairly simple and objective.