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>  some much-needed feedback


this is a really neat idea.
totally unrelatedly, for the sake of the accuracy of your site, egypt is
"miSr," not "al-miSr" as you have (maSr within egypt itself); never has the
definite article, for whatever historical reason.  you're correct about the
other two placenames for giim however.

matt

On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 4:56 PM, And Rosta <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Patrick Dunn, On 21/07/2011 16:52:
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> It is simply impossible to assign an iconic symbol to an abstract idea such
>> as emotion.
>>
>
> Surely symbols that are at least translucent should be possible, e.g. for
> anxiety versus serenity, sorrow versus joy, drawing on metaphorical
> connections with balance/imbalance, up/down (the physical feeling of being
> lifted up and pulled down by emotions), facial expressions, and so forth.
> And if all such translucent symbols for emotions included an 'emotion'
> classifier element, then the bare classifier could stand for the generic
> concept 'emotion', which taken in isolation wouldn't be iconic, but which
> would nevertheless have a kind of 'paradigmatic motivatedness' (is there a
> technical term for that?).
>
> This would just be a graphical counterpart of the sort of phonaesthetic
> iconicity found in most lgs.
>
> --And.
>