Various Language notes on natural, synthetic and programming languages.
Welcome to the Language Portal, the goal of these pages is to host a few resources, summaries and notes from my own language studies. I've moved all notes about programming languages here, and math things here. Additional notes can be found in the notebook.
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- Anthropomorphism: Attributing distinctly human characteristics to nonhuman processes.
- Antifragile: Some things benefit from shocks, they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, stressors, risk, and uncertainty.
- Parsimony: Refers to the quality of economy or frugality in the use of resources.
- Lateralus: The affliction of illusion of inescapable cyclicality. Example: The failure to recognize one's growth, inability to dream of unprecedented things, ceding to self-reinforcing systems, being jaded to hope, waiting for nonexistent chickens to hatch from nonexistent eggs.
- Rationality: Characteristic of thinking and acting optimally.
- Epistemology: A theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope, and the distinction between justified belief and opinion.
- Gematria: A cipher that assigns numerical value to a word, name, or phrase in the belief that words or phrases with identical numerical values bear some relation to each other.
- Palindrome: A word, number, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward as forward.
- Ambigram: A word, art form or other symbolic representation whose elements retain meaning when viewed or interpreted from a different direction, perspective, or orientation.
- Leitmotif: A short, constantly recurring musical phrase associated with a particular person, place, or idea.
- Asemic: A wordless open semantic form of writing. The word asemic means "having no specific semantic content", or "without the smallest unit of meaning".
- Acedia: A state of listlessness or torpor, of not caring or not being concerned with one's position or condition in the world.
- Weltschmerz: A deep sadness about the inadequacy or imperfection of the world.
- Mono no aware: An awareness of the transience of all things that heightens the appreciation of their beauty, and evokes a gentle sadness at their passing, translated as "an empathy toward things", or "a sensitivity to ephemera".
- Mottainai: A sense of regret over waste, translated as "What a waste!".
- Wabi Sabi: An aesthetic, and principles, which includes asymmetry, roughness, simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy, and the appreciation of both natural objects and the forces of nature.
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