(Perhaps this will be a series - non-[insert kludgy but omnipresent language feature here]. Eris would be proud.) So in this case: non-duality / non-polarity / etc. Or another way to put it - analogy / continuous scales. The problem: there are too many words that reference what are actually (multi-dimensional?) (infinite?) spectra as if they were two (or more, but finite) points. E.g.: Good/bad. Old/young. Rich/poor. Etc. I object. I would like to eradicate all of these - and the associated (cringily kludgy) Esperantoesque practice of having some word be the base and then antonyming it (e.g. malbono [sp?] et al). Likewise with referring to the spectrum, or the unkown quantity, with one of the endpoint words - e.g. "how old are you?". More, I would like to have some sort of grammatical and elegant way of having a *continuous* spectrum. I don't object to having reference points along the way (e.g. for color or temperature), just to having voids inbetween. The simplest idea I can think of for auditory mode is to use the two major continuous factors of speech - vertical & horizontal tongue position. This would work OK for finite spectra - i.e. 0-1 or (0,0) to (1,1) - but not so much for the infinite. Not sure how to work that. Any suggestions? For that matter, as a starter, do any of you actually understand what I'm talking about and why it annoys me? (Does this sound familiar? :-P) - Sai P.S. DC is nice. Bloody swamp, but nice nonetheless.