In discussing the poem Mamihlapinatapai, the point I wanted to make about the word Mamihlapinatapai is that words that encompass whole concepts are occasionally used in some languages, but it is not the majority in the extant vocabulary. I think that a language could be constructed that deliberately coins such words, dense in meaning, for most of its expression, rather than with just an occasional accident of history or with a popular story or myth that is an exception to the usual stringing together of less dense words.
    Maybe more on this later. I’m trying to start fresh because I’ve gone down this path before and gotten nowhere. It still feels like a very futile endeavor. With time running out, everything seems like impending doom and catastrophe which it most likely is.


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