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(The Week)   How to speak Newtonian   (theweek.com) divider line 15
    More: Interesting, Newtonian, Sir Isaac Newton, suffixes, prefixes, calculus, Mental Floss  
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2013-05-10 11:33:03 AM  
based on the nature of things, rather than on mere convention. The idea was to "let the names of the same sorte of things begin with the same letter: as of Instruments with s; Beasts with t; The soules passions with b, etc." In this way, words wouldn't just be arbitrary labels, haphazardly assigned. You could know from hearing a word what category of thing it belonged to.

So Newton invented Hungarian notation.
 
2013-05-10 11:45:44 AM  
This would have been an awesome article for Dragon magazine, circa 1982.
 
2013-05-10 12:11:30 PM  
This oldspeak is doubleplusungood.
 
2013-05-10 12:12:25 PM  
utor, hot
owtor, exceeding hot
ǝwtor, very hot
...etc

He could have just called it double-plus hot.  Isn't that perfectly clear?
 
2013-05-10 12:25:56 PM  

Arkanaut: utor, hot
owtor, exceeding hot
ǝwtor, very hot
...etc

He could have just called it double-plus hot.  Isn't that perfectly clear?


Embiggened the Hotness?
 
2013-05-10 02:24:39 PM  
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Me mind on fire -- Me soul on fire -- Feeling owtor
Party people -- All around me feeling ǝwtor


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I really can't stay - Baby it's oytor outside
I've got to go away - Baby it's ǝytor outside


Yeah, I don't see it.
 
2013-05-10 02:37:07 PM  
TFA: He discovered gravity

World was never the same after that
 
2013-05-10 03:07:05 PM  
I always thought this was more of a Wilkins thing than a Newton thing. Wilkins published in 1668; Newton would've been about 27 at the time, I believe. TFA says Newton was working on this at college (which makes me think a few years before Wilkins published) but Wilkins apparently started work by at least 1662.

So yeah, Isaac Newton was awesome, but don't take away the one thing John Wilkins is ever remembered for (besides the Royal Society, of course).
 
2013-05-10 05:46:46 PM  
Everett Newton?

Schme me. Shcmee me me me shcmee?
 
2013-05-10 06:15:46 PM  
How to speak Newtownian: Hide, kids!

/sometimes I regret what I write before I hit submit, but I feel I should hit submit anyway because this is fark, and that's why there's a strikethrough button and also why I'm a horrible person.
 
2013-05-10 06:20:43 PM  
Just got done with the Baroque Cycle, so getting a kick out of this thread.
 
2013-05-10 06:25:46 PM  
The problem with speaking Newtonian is that once you begin, you tend to keep going and going...
 
2013-05-10 06:47:17 PM  
tiu lingvo estas ekstreme varmega
 
2013-05-10 07:10:36 PM  
FTFA:" In deciding where to focus his energies and talent, Newton chose wisely. "

To spend most of his days trying to prove God existed by finding His piss in gold?
 
2013-05-11 01:08:19 PM  

hogans: The problem with speaking Newtonian is that once you begin, you tend to keep going and going...


Plus, everything you say is totally predictable.
 
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