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Re: OT hypercube (was: Con-other)

From:Eugene Oh <un.doing@...>
Date:Friday, May 30, 2008, 15:36
Oh dear me, to both Mark and Peter. But what remains constant, I presume, is
that the inner hollow remains cube-shaped? I think I more or less get it
/ObConlang: What are the names of geometric shapes and oddities in your
conlangs? In Classical Arithide I used _nozais_ "four-sider" (nost "4" +
daedos "side" + attrition) for square, optionally differentiated from cube
as "flat-four-sider" vs. "standing-four-sider"; rectangles are called
_mázais_ "long-siders" (massa "long"). It seems as though I shall need to
invent a new term for "tesseract". How would you translate that?


On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 7:20 PM, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> wrote:

> Yup, the "cube inside a cube" picture of a tesseract is exactly > analogous to a perspective drawing of a cube as a square within a > square, with diagonals connecting the corners. Only the two squares > are the proper shape; the other four sides, while square in reality, > are squashed into trapezoids in the drawing... >


Rebecca Bettencourt <beckiergb@...>
Peter Collier <petecollier@...>