Re: the roundandround board of the firststuffs (was: English syllable structure)
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 13, 2001, 10:25|
En réponse à Anton Sherwood <bronto@...>:
> As a child I once asked why the names were assigned so haphazardly.
Eh... the elements' names have never been assigned (except for the few ones
that were actually discovered). What you're saying is equivalent to say: well,
why are nations' names assigned so haphazardly? Wouldn't it be more logical to
name them from the North Pole to the South Pole and from the Greenwich meridien
on to the East (or the West) by alphabetical order?
Strange questions a child can ask itself sometimes...
> had a good reason to learn more than a few.) It seems rather a shame
> that Mendeleev's "eka-" names were not kept and extended.
Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.