Friday, January 9, 2009

not and nat, new terms for parallel use

I have created a term useful in comparing positive and negative actions. English achieves negative action by adding do plus the negative not, or n't. This disallows parallel comparison of positive and negative action. English says: He bought the paper. He didn't buy the paper. This is not parallel and it causes disruption of orderly thought. I say instead: He did nat buy the paper. He did not buy the paper. These are positive, with nat, and negative, with not. Nat is my new term. When comparing with no, I use na.