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DerekSmith

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Knot Glossary
« on: March 21, 2008, 09:26:26 AM »
Frank Brown has been working on a Glossary of Knotting terms.

He has sent me it in its latest form for inclusion in the wiki and you can read it here

http://knotcyphers.pbwiki.com/Knotting+Glossary

Is it complete?

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Re: Knot Glossary
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2008, 06:39:09 PM »
Gotta keep an eye on those goings-on DownUnder, from time to time
--no telling what sort of shenanigans FCB might be getting into!   ;D
(And what's REM up to?)

"Is [the Glossary] complete?"
--a provocative interogatory, for sure.
Completeness, in one transient form, will include citations of where various of
the definiens originate.  Beyond this, there should be new & improved (tm) thought
going into this, as historical definitions have some inconsistency & conflict, and
many lack the benefit of a broader view/scope and recent history/developments.

(I.p., "kernmantle" seems to have originated from Edelrid as 'kernmantel', and
assumed a too-narrow (and of what help?) denotation of only rockclimbing rope
(well, now to include low-elongation, "static" ropes of caving & SAR), and as
given in the current Glossary simply excludes ropes not used in these fields.
There are core & sheath ropes used elsewhere.   My thinking is to re-direct
"kernmantle" (where "mantle"'s connotation is apt, not "mantel"'s) to be of
core-&-sheath ropes whose core is a collection of parts, unable to itself
stand alone (e.g., twisted strands vs. inner braided part). )

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Re: Knot Glossary
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2008, 07:26:39 PM »

"Is [the Glossary] complete?"
--a provocative interogatory, for sure.
Completion, in one transient form, .....

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Dan, you are not supposed to delve into a discourse on 'complete', you are meant to rise to the 'provocative interrogatory' and move the job towards some version of completion. ;D

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Re: Knot Glossary
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2008, 07:50:29 PM »

"Is [the Glossary] complete?"
--a provocative interogatory, for sure.
Completion, in one transient form, .....

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Dan, you are not supposed to delve into a discourse on 'complete', you are meant to rise to the 'provocative interrogatory' and move the job towards some version of completion. ;D

Derek
Rather, I went a different direction, changing "completion" to "completeness" (feeling
the difference between an act(ion) & a state).
I have thought about building a Glossary that tracks definitions from various
sources, thus highlighting their differences.  (E.g., I have a Cordage Institute
Tech. Ref. Manual, which carries some definitions.)

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