Re: Ant: Re: Delurking...
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, June 4, 2005, 13:08|
Steven Williams <feurieaux@...> writes:
> morning, no less), and I'll be taking chemistry for at
> least another five semesters. Fascinating stuff.
Indeed. I liked it a lot at school. But then, I liked computers
more. :-) If computers hadn't been, I don't know whether I would've
done maths, physics, or indeed chemistry.
When I was younger, people at the local pharmacy knew me and sold me
things like nitric acid 25% without problems although I was 13 or so
(they even asked whether I needed fuming nitric acid) -- I always had
good reasons for why I needed those things :-)) and they seemed to
understand that they were making an interested child very happy.
(Probably today, it would be impossible to happen -- people are much
more distrustful: 'Think what could happen!')
> I've come up with names for a few chemical elements.
> Okay, never mind, only glass, which in my current
> conlang, Nem, is /lyám-an-k'il/ 'sand-crystal'. I
> suppose I can derive the name for silicon dioxide from
> that, if I figure out how to shove the word for air
> /ìe/ in there somewhere:
> /lyám-an-amâ nàn-na-ìe-wa/ - sand.GEN.mother
> two.PAR.air.COM = 'mother of sand with two parts air'.
As I mentioned once somewhere, probably here, there is a nice 'bug' in
the vocabulary list of Fukhian: 'xodbag' (burn- + metal) means
'alkaline earth metal' and 'sodium' is 'padxodbag' (yellow + burn- +
metal) and 'cesium' is 'cadxodbag' (blue + burn- + metal). But this
is rubbish, since those two are alkali metals, no alkaline earth
metals. And Fukhian even has a word for that: 'beisbag' (base/leach +
metal) = 'alkaline metal'.
But I think I'll keep that as a strangeness of Fukhian. :-)
(For compounds (like silicon dioxide), I have no names in Fukhian