Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: The new Draseliq alphabet

From:Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 20, 1999, 17:21
On Tue, 20 Apr 1999, John Cowan wrote:

> Padraic Brown wrote: > > > From Latin plumbum; whence Spanish plomo. Most of the Elements Known to > > the Ancients have Latin names and symbols. And Latin ionic names, which > > every chemistry student still has to learn. > > So, you think you suffer? Pity the poor German chemistry student, > who must learn that Wasserstoff is symbolized H, Sauerstoff O, > and Stickstoff N!
I didn't mean to imply _suffering_. I for one derived a certain satisfaction from knowing ferric oxide from ferrous.
> > -- > John Cowan > You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn. > You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn. > Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5) >