the roundandround board of the firststuffs (was: Englishsyllable structure)
|From:||Anton Sherwood <bronto@...>|
|Date:||Friday, December 14, 2001, 7:23|
> > It seems rather a shame
> > that Mendeleev's "eka-" names were not kept and extended.
Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> What's that?
When Mendeleev conceived the periodic table, he predicted the properties
of some of the missing elements. The element just below aluminum he
called "eka-aluminum"; two rows below tellurium, "dvi-tellurium"; three
rows below manganese, "tri-manganese". (Sanskrit numbers. When I first
saw the "eka-" convention I thought it was related to Greek "ek-"!)
Anton Sherwood -- http://www.ogre.nu/