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Edition:  2009.09.16 -- Read the FAQ
Index:  28 words

Letter

Subtitle
word

A a

Ahead

abate
  • tumultuousness (n) -- crisis, disturbance, problem, riot, storm, turbulence, weather
  • diminish (v) -- alleviate, assuage, calm, cool down, decrease, lax, lessen, mitigate, quiet, recede, reduce, subside, tranquilize, wane
adult
  • maturity (n) -- endurance, femininity, experience, masculinity, strength
  • responsibility (n) -- family, job, promptness, prudence, seriousness
  • sexual (a) -- clandestine, erotic, nude, pornographic, prostitution
animal
architect
  • design (n) -- blue print, geometry, intricacy, precision, purpose, symmetry, structure
  • building (a) -- column, grand, hall, marble, marvel, white

B b

Bombastic

blue
  • color (a) -- expansive, Democrat, familiar, friendly, mysterious, stable
  • nature (n) -- clouds, earth, ocean, river, sea, water, sky
  • cool (a) -- cold, ice, frozen, wet
  • calm (a) -- carefree, content, peace, solace
  • gloom (a) -- depression, hopelessness, loneliness, sadness

C c

Celestial

chess
  • board game (n) -- bishop, black and white, checkerboard, checkmate, king, knight, pieces, pawn, rook, queen
  • recreation (n) -- outdoor table, quietness, seniors
  • competition (n) -- Garry Kasparov, geeks, prodigy
  • analytical (a) -- causality, computer, Deep Blue, intelligence, math, pathing, patience, strategy
  • classic (a) -- ancient, respectable, war, wise

D d

Durable

deny
death
  • end of life (n) -- emergency, white light, shock
  • dying (n) -- gloom, gray hair, old age, rot, wither, wrinkle
  • darkness (a) -- hole, oblivion, obscurity, smoke, tunnel, unknown
  • morbid (a) -- blood, bones, gore, guts, dismemberment
  • personification (a) -- cloak, ghost, grim reaper, scythe, spirit, unseen
  • dead (a) -- body bag, coffin, corpse, grave, gravestone, skeleton, skull

E e

Elemental

exotic

F f

Forceful

fire

G g

Grand

girl
  • youth (n) -- daughter, enthusiasm, innocence, naivety, playfulness, smallness
  • feminine (a) -- agile, beauty, cuteness, flair, grace, pink, slender, softspoken, weak
  • sexual object (a) -- lascivious, submissive, young woman, virgin
green
  • color (a) -- cool, energetic, gooey, icky, lush, natural, sour, vital
  • nature (n) -- earth, forest, grass, landscape, leaf, life, plant, sea, trees, water, wind
  • money (a) -- envy, greed, prize, winning
  • environmental (a) -- Democrats, progressive, hippies, hybrid cars, solar panels, wind turbines
  • new (a) -- fresh, raw, unripe, young

H h

High

Hollywood

I i

Intelligent

J j

Just

K k

King

L l

Lovely

life
lengthy

M m

Mighty

man
mansion
  • luxury (a) -- aristocratic, conspicuous, expensive, impressive, opulence, ostentatious, proud, rich
  • grandeur (a) -- grand hall, gray overtone, emptiness, multiple rooms, tall ceiling
  • horror (n) -- black, blood, ghost, gothic, haunted, lightning, night, murder, mysterious, old, raven, secrecy, thunder, woods
math
  • systemized quantification (n) -- fractals, graphs, Greek letters, logic, numbers, shapes, signs and symbols, thinking
  • academics and science (n) -- algebra, arithmetic, astronomy, chalkboard, calculator, calculus, compass, computers, engineering, geometry, no. 2 pencil, physics, protractor, rulers, trigonometry
  • practiced institution (n) -- economics, finance, logistics, pricing, statistics
  • difficult subject (a) -- annoying, aversive, complicated, elitist, geeky, smart, sufferable, theoretical, useless
  • orderly tool (a) -- beautiful, essential, intelligent, patterned, structured, wonderous, universal, useful
monoxide

N n

Novel

O o

Open

P p

Petite

Q q

Quizzical

R r

Royal

red
  • color (n) -- communism, Christmas, danger, devil, evil, fire, life, luck, Republican
  • emotion (n) -- anger, hatred, love, lust, vengeance
  • taste (n) -- chilli, cinnamon, meaty, savory, spicy, sweet
  • blood (n) -- fear, death, injury, murder
  • intense (a) -- active, aphrodisiac, dangerous, emergency, gruesome, hot, sexy, striking, urgent
regime

S s

Super

sky
  • broad (a) -- freedom, global, opportunity
  • earth (a) -- atmosphere, ecosystem, environment, nature, sphere, world
  • weather (n) -- rain, snow, storm, wind
  • open air (n) -- birds, blue, clouds, gray, landscape, planes
  • night (n) -- darkness, light pollution, the outdoors, wilderness
  • space (n) -- astronomy, moon, meteor shower, planets, shooting star, stars, the unknown
solace
  • distress (n) -- loss, grievance, stress, trouble
  • comfort (n) -- acceptance, complacency, distractions, familiarity, good news, hobby, knowledge
  • people (n) -- advisor, benefactor, counselor, friendship, hero, protector
  • place (n) -- accomodation, home, getaway, hideaway, paradise, solitude
swastika

T t

Techno

U u

Unknown

V v

Vivacious

W w

Worldly

white
  • color (n) -- chalk, clouds, coconut, cotton, milk, mouse, paper, powder, sugar
  • nothing (n) -- clean slate, opportunity, plain
  • purity (n) -- clean, divine, holy
  • light (n) -- bright, hope, fluffy
wind
  • soft wind (n) -- barren, clouds, coolness, field, grass, kite, loneliness, meadow, open, sky
  • strong wind (n) -- cold, gray sky, leaves, nature, rain, storm, trees, unrest, wilderness

X x

eXtreme

Y y

Yes

Z z

Zesty

Notionary Continuum

Offensive Negative Neutral Positive Euphemistic
tool instrument
obsession dedication
make implement deploy
hard difficult challenging
fad trend movement revolution
odor smell scent fragrance
  • Quantity - some several multiple many numerous

English Reformations

Grammatical

  • Syntax

  • no negative questions
  • Alphabet

  • three scripts including capitalization: for writing, for math, for science
  • Pronoun

  • primacy distinction - clears the ambiguity of using the same pronoun in a long sentence
  • gender neutral: ta ("he or she")
  • self-referencing: ni ("it is for me")
  • non-human animals: ko ("he's a good dog")
  • example person: ye ("one would think")
  • entity: vi ("we" used a professional I)
  • personal and impersonal: they, thit (plural of ta, plural of it)
  • Verb

  • no irregular verbs
  • imperative form

Lexical

  • Addition

  • Verb for "I don't think that..." meaning "I oppose the idea", "I don't think" will simply mean the absence of acceptance
  • Interjection for "I think" or "I believe" to indicate uncertainty
  • Particle indicating emphasis such as writers putting *asterisks* or "quotes"
  • Particle equivalent of the phrase "so called" (used as a disparaging modifier)
    This so called mansion has only four rooms!
  • Particle indicating a separate reply to another thought in conversation
  • Separation

  • and: sorting precedence, sorting selection, for ending a list; inclusivity ("red cars and bicycles" case 1 both subjects are red, case 2 only car is red)
  • can't: impossible to do so [vs] unwilling to do so [vs] should not do so
  • deserve: distinction of positive/negative; I don't deserve this gift (I'm not qualified for something good) [vs] I don't deserve punishment (I'm not guilty for something bad)
  • Modification

  • abolish homophones or homonyms by setting limited definitions
  • Contraction

  • "necessary" into "nes"
  • "simultaneous" into "saimo"
  • "because" into "cus"

Numerical

  • Counting

  • duodecimal system: count to 12 instead of 10
  • three number scripts: quantity, degree, order

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Connotation Dictionary

A regular dictionary gives the meaning of a word, the Notionary however is like an expanded thesaurus, it gives the ideas associated with that word. Be aware that connotations are biased by the writer's life and cultural experiences. Entries will be irregularly added and selections will mainly be generic or conceptual words.

English Reformation

These changes to English are recreational suggestions and is meant to inform of the language's flaws and shortcomings. Other suggestions are for a proposed constructed language.