FWIW, it goes to prove the adage: There's one born every minute or in Yhe Vala Lakha: Ya uyha araina liyhani eiha [topic] every moment born one In this case, there's clearly two - the ones seeking the patent, and the Patent Office. Wesley Parish On Tuesday 02 June 2009 14:11, Sai Emrys wrote: > On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 2:27 PM, Garth Wallace <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > > A "universal" semantic interlanguage using Dewey Decimal? Seriously? > > Not *using*. They were just using it as an analogy, AFAICT. > > It seems to me to be a spinoff of the old philosophical language idea > of just giving an incrementing number for each 'word' in the langauge, > thus resulting in a string of numbers which is supposedly universal > and language neutral (post massage for grammatical marking). > > - Sai -- Clinersterton beademung, with all of love - RIP James Blish ----- Are couch potatoes good to eat? ----- Mau e ki, he aha te mea nui? You ask, what is the most important thing? Maku e ki, he tangata, he tangata, he tangata. I reply, it is people, it is people, it is people.