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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 & Creoles. zHANg *[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.] zHANg