The Fivespot

The fivespot, not the desert fivespot, Eremalche rotundifolia, but the fivespot, Nemophila maculata, is said to grow in the Sierra Foothills of California. It is written that the Fivespot seems to like sandy, somewhat alkaline soils which drain fast, or, at least, not slowly. Though from California, rumor is that the Fivespot doesn’t like it […]

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Interpretation & Extrapolation

Whether creating a culture or philosophy, or coming to understand a culture or philosophy, simple terms for core concepts may simplify the process. For example, further details may be extrapolated from core concepts. If coming to understand a culture or philosophy, learning terms for core concepts may facilitate formulation of questions to ask. If creating […]

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Cherokee Shape Classifiers

Some 20 verbs in Cherokee may be changed in ways that may tell someone something about some physical properties of that verb’s direct object. The result is that there are separate single words for statements like “hand me (something narrow and not flexible)”, “hand me (something flexible, and not dense)”, and “hand me (something dense […]

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