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ur-aeum (wasRe: Alexiteca, _Aalexsit'exaa_)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 27, 2002, 5:18
In a message dated 3/25/02 09.56.44 AM, christophe.grandsire@FREE.FR writes:

>> Am I on target or off? 0_o? > >Not completely :)) . Hiatus refers to two vowels being contiguous (without >a consonant in between) and without forming a diphtongue.
<unfortunate ZNiP of wonderfully done explanation ::whimper::>
>If I only refer to the name of your language ur'-æüm /3:` @Um/, you simply >keep hiatus, like my Astou, and Old French :)) .
Yep, I am keeping it. Would not be the same without it.
>> .ur'-ae'u'm's name: > >> - fits the sound-symbolism in this Conlang - the various >> multi-level phono-lexico-semantic metaphors being "built" into .ur'-ae'u'm > >> - is a nice touch of dead-pan punning (dead as Ur, the ancient >> Sumerian city) on the sounds made by someone brain-farting, i.e. >> " ummm..." ;) > >> - is an _hommage_ to the mix of languages & ideas contributing >> to it >> vaevo .ur'-ae'u'm ~ aa-lego-lexsi-t'exaa meme-idee linga-.lilaa!
> >> /v@vo 3:`_h @Um a lego leksi t_heka meme idi linga L_hila @Um/ > >> life/intensity Ur-Aum, a-Lego-word(s)-bag/-contain(er)
>> ... tongue(phallic)-(divine)play/creation! Aum > >> (Long)life (to) Ur-Om, a Lego-like language of current, powerful ideas
and >>creative sacred-&-profane word play! Om
> >And it still reminds me of the name of the snake which bites its own tail: >Uraeus. Intentional similarity? :))
::smacks self with rubber aardvark:: I totally forgot about the Latinization of _ouroboros_ (Greek: _ouraios_ reproducing the Egyptian word for 'cobra') <data quoted from the OED>
>> "Chirurgical" ? :) ::runs to the OED:: Not there! OH... ya mean >> "surgical"? > >I really have to check it. But I swear in everything I've read they >used "chirurgical" in the expression "whatever... precision" :(( .
LMAO... I think ya just been watching too much CNN or listening to the Voice of America or something... The slurred midwestern American way of saying "surgical" would mess _me_ up, too... (& does at times. {Don't _even_ get me started on African-American "Ebonics" or "ghetto patois." Suffice to say it is one of the variants of English that I have to "strain my brain" to understand.})
>> hmmm, I kinda like the look of that word... > >> .ur'ae'u'm -ized: xi.rurrgixaa /kiR\ur\`gika/ > >And it's Greek :)) .
You got to be kidding ;)
>:)) Funny enough, when you scratch the "apparently" stupid and violent >looks of anime, you find that it's a spring of information about the
Japanese culture,
>and way easier to understand than a thesis :)) .
In cultural anthropology and cultural studies, the idea of "immersion" and "assimilation" have become part of fieldwork. So yes... I would take anime over some written thesis any day. Or better yet an extended "cultural field-trip" (cuz there's more to Japan than just anime, hehe... I'd reaaaaally want to go see the stone garden of Ryoan-ji amongst other things/places, etc.)
> >Christophe. > > > >
Hanuman Zhang {HANoomaan JAHng} /'hanuma~n dZa'hN/ ~§~ "...So what is life for? Life is for beauty and substance and sound and colour; and even those are often forbidden by law [socio-cultural conventions]. . . . Why not be free and live your own life? Why follow other people's rules and live to please others?..." ~Lieh-Tzu/Liezi, Taoist Sage (c. 450- c. 375 BCE) _Ars imitatur Naturam in sua operatione._ <from Latin> = "Art is the imitation of Nature in her manner of operation." It turns out that Chaos is nature's creativity: "The most beautiful order is a heap of sweepings piled up at random." ~ Heraclitus, c. 500 BCE ~§~ jinsei to iu mono wa, kinchou na geijyutsu to ieru deshou ~§~ <from Japanese> = lit. "one can probably say that 'life' is a precious artform")