Room Temperature, ( was Re: Láadan )
|Date:||Friday, November 29, 2002, 14:59|
--- Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...> wrote: >
Peter Clark wrote:
> >On Thursday 28 November 2002 02:14 am, taliesin the
> storyteller wrote:
> > > Words for the default, unnoticeable level of
> heat/cold, humidity/dryness
> > > etc. are mostly missing, at least from the
> languages I know of, which is
> > > not many I'll admit but still.
> > >
> > > Words are certainly needed for the temperature
> perfect to humans, not so
> > > hot that you sweat, not so cold that you freeze
> or need to put on more
> > > clothes, that then make you sweat...
> > It's not one word, but two will still do:
> "Room temperature."
> >understoood here to be approximately 72 F, or 22 C.
> Note that it cannot (in
> >my idiolect, at least) be used to refer to other
> > *It's hot in here, the room temperature
> must be 50 C!"
> > So even though you may be in a very hot or
> cold room, room
> >temperature only
> >refers to a comfortable temperature level.
> If so, I want word for "the temperature a bit below
> what Peter Clark thinks
> of as room temperature". 19-20 centigrade is about
> what I generally prefer
> indoors when not doing anything physically taxing.
ooh, can i put in a bid for about 16 C. that's where
i'm probably happiest indoors ( outdoors it's probably
814 C bart' coatlower with )
bnathyuw | landan | arR
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