On Sat, 6 Jan 2007 16:12:47 -0800, Donald J. HARLOW <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >Je 04.01 ptm 2007.01.06, Andrew NOWICKI skribis >>Donald J. HARLOW wrote: >> >> > Actually, if you lay your clock on the floor >> > rather than hanging it on a wall then the >> > equivalence between "clockwise" and "to the >> > right" becomes obvious. >> >>It is not obvious at all. This is good auxlang >>test because the adverb "clockwise" is >>difficult to define. > >It's perfectly obvious to me. Perhaps that's because I'm a Wiccan, >and we circle clockwise / to the right; there is absolutely no >difference between the two. I'm a Darwinist. We just sit there. But, seriously, moving from a manmade clock to a law of nature, the best thing would be to base the word on: toilet-direction = counterclockwise opposite-toilet-direction = clockwise Of course, your auxlang could only be spoken north of the equator.