|From:||Sally Caves <scaves@...>|
|Date:||Friday, September 28, 2001, 15:02|
Just completely off topic, here-- "efferent"
and "afferent" nerves are nerves that bear
sensation from the spinal chord/brain to the body site
(effector) and from the body site to the spinal
chord/brain respectively; i.e., carrying away, and
carrying towards. I learned this when I was looking
up autoimmune disorders and fibromyalgia this summer.
I'm with Matt--this is a lovely and strategic foursome,
and I've said so before. On a pickier note, though, isn't
exfferent the same as efferent? I mean in usage and
etymology. You might want another term: _efferent_
is an abbreviation via the French of ex + ferre.
----- Original Message -----
From: Matthew Pearson <Matthew.Pearson@...>
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2001 5:19 PM
Subject: Re: MeloChalaka
> --- You wrote:
> > The second thing I am proud of is the voices. There are four,
> > Afferent, Efferent, Infferent and Exfferent. Efferent is like an
> > Active voice. Afferent is like a Passive voice. Infferent means all
> > the action is occuring WITHIN the person, Reflexive, sort of. "My
> > heart beats" would be infferent, but "I beat myself" would be afferent.
> > Exfferent means all the action is occuring outside the speaker, the
> > speaker is merely the observer. So, you can keep the person the same,
> > but change the voice, or keep the voice the same and change the person.
> Awesome! That is very creative! Could you give more details on what
> Efferent and Afferent are?
> --- end of quote ---
> This all sounds quite interesting. So how do you handle sensorypredicates like "see", "hear", "feel"? I assume that emotional and mental
states--"think", "remember", "be angry", "feel uncomfortable"--would all be
expressed in the Infferent, yes?
> Matt Pearson
> Department of Linguistics
> Reed College
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