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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 --