First I apologize for some inexplicable typographical errors in my
previous post. Martians may be messing about in my brain or computer
to thwart what I imagine to be my crystal-clear tongue-in-cheek
investment schemes. (Using nano-diamonds as a paint additive for
super-durability and reflective qualities)
I recognize that even a good HEPA filter won’t be adequate to filter
nano-diamonds out of cosmic dust in industrial quantities.
Peter’s (canadianmooncivilization) geological jargon is very
readable, even to a person like myself who has no formal grounding
(intended pun) in the field.
I intend to leave all my own personal carbon atoms to some worthy
charity here on Earth rather than letting them fall willy-nilly into
the hands of the little green invaders from you-know-where.
I am impressed by his ambitious attempts to translate hyper-laconic
Martian Monosyllabism into written English. It is definitely a step
in the right direction. The phraseology comes across as just a bit
stilted or wooden, lacking the nuance and poetry which can be more
easily conveyed in the Martians’ own speech modality - (if only we
could hear in the ultra-violet range). Still, it is an effort worth
pursuing, as their form of communication uses so much less oxygen
than our own form of audible speech.
The more oxygen we can conserve for jewellers’ torches and other
worthy purposes, the better it will be for all of us. Even we
earthlings can contribute to this effort if, when required to speak
aloud, we make an effort to speak in acronyms instead of using
entire words. This technique is used successfully in submarines,
spaceships, and other oxygen-scarce environments.
Marty in Victoria where we do have a bi-lingual school, but it is Fren=
ch-English, not Martian.