[ExI] it's the yoga! was: RE: The Doomsday Clock

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Mon Feb 12 16:42:47 UTC 2018

On Feb 12, 2018 6:52 AM, <spike at rainier66.com> wrote:

You don't much need any of the short list of words every language has had
since forever, but you need ways to describe new machines and business
concepts.  So... there is no reason why every language shouldn't go ahead
and adopt the universal term for it, like we do in mathematics

But that is not what happened.  Even native Navajo speakers who were not
trained code talkers could not understand what was being discussed.

Granted, some of it may have eventually been possible to figure out.
 "Submarine" got translated to "iron fish", for instance, and if you keep
hearing "the iron fish attacked another people boat, killing 100 hunters"
in a military context the deduction is eventually possible, but other terms
were indecipherable.
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