Comment on a Dr. Joseph Suglia aphorism on art


As I say in my note, as with my id for “contemplate,” I love it when I cut the umbilical cord of attachment to Latin roots, often a semantic ball and chain tying a word/idea to  outmoded and not-very-sensical Latin.  “Contemplate”: com-, here probably an intensive prefix (see com-), + templum “area for the taking of auguries”. The id, on the other hand, fixes the idea with accuracy, graphic vividness, and semantic elan (at least I think so).  Ideograms are freeing–a means of moving forward with English.

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