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 http://www.ccil.org/~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)