alternative vocabulary/alternative worldviews... was Re: phonemic spellin of "science"
|From:||Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, May 10, 2000, 5:32|
In a message dated 2000/05/10 03:14:23 AM, chlewey wrote:
>> Jonathan Chang wrote:
>>> > okay, good topic... what would be would a good alternative spellin' be?
>>> > "siensio" /sie'ns'i'o/ or /si'ens'i'o/ ? or what?
>Well, more than an alternative spellin' an alternative vocabulary...
ok, a very valid idea (esp'ly in a conlang with a different worldview from
the Eurocentric paradigm). =) !!!
Perhaps a word meaning "knowledge" or "theory" or "scholarship" would be
more accurate & less idiomatic (esp'ly to people outside of the Euro-science
sphere of influence)
... also this has me re-evaluating my conlang Synthrax's lexicon &
thinking of less culturally-idiomatic wordings for such things as "clock,"
"stopwatch," "timeline," etc.. . = i.e. chronoscope, chronometer, chronograph
* seem more precise & unified lexically & semantically... & more like a
word-compounding of many isolating/analytical languages and some Pidgins &
*[chrono-scope => used to see time,
chrono-meter => used to measure time,
chrono-graph => a very good alternative to "timeline," which presupposes
that historical time is wholly linear when in many cultures time is cyclical,
spiral, or even indeterminate.]