It makes sense, literally.

I was fortunate recently to come across the work of Dirk Geeraerts, Professor of Linguistics at KU Leuven in the Netherlands, and have been especially interested in his work concerned with onomasiology and semasiology.[1]


To the goddess Dawn, radiating widely, proffer your well-twisted game with reverence. (after R​ig Veda​, III, 61.5)

Much have I travelled in the realms of gold. (On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer, John Keats)

​​​Theme: Gold
​Inital two contexts: Fish and Gods
Players: 3

​I can’t remember the exact occasion of playing this game, but it did involve waiting for…


English is a difficult language. It can be understood through tough thorough thought though. Anonymous meme

施氏食獅史 (Shī shì shí shī shǐ) or ‘Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den’
Y.R. Chao, circa 1935

I started working on this language game at about the same time I developed the closely related…


They played the song many times, and with every repetition the song was involuntarily enriched with embellishments and variations.

The Glass Bead Game, Hermann Hesse

Looking for a way to compare two beads in a glass bead game, I compared their different shapes and materials, making one of them a…


… in thy voice I catch/ The language of my former heart, and read/ My former pleasures in the shooting lights/ Of thy wild eyes.
- Tintern Abbey, William Wordsworth

After so much heavy stuff, and with as yet unpublished material in the realms of aphasias and fairy tales still…


‘If you want knowledge, you must take part in the practice of changing reality.’ Mao Tse-tung

‘My point is that transforming our reality is no longer a question of just making more art.’ Ian Burn

The Loom of Form and Meaning is a way of classifying connections on a 3x3…


‘What the dream suggests is this: an infinitude of analogues.’ Peter W. Travis

‘Oh baby, why don’t you just meet me in the middle?’ Sarah Aarons, Zedd, Grey, and The Monsters and the Strangerz

‘If everything were similar there would be no harmony, and, therefore, no beauty. Harmony is the…


“Different things are dependent upon different things.” Nāgārjuna

We’re keenly aware of differences, and sometimes oversensitive, at least when we think the differences matter to us. Sometimes we detect a difference we’re not even consciously aware of, but it still unconsciously affects our judgement and behaviour.

Having already explored why…


A galalith bead game

‘But it isn’t Easy,’ said Pooh to himself, as he looked at what had once been Owl’s House. ‘Because Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you. And all you can do is to go where they can find you.’ He waited hopefully… ‘Well,’ said…

JustKnecht

Glass Bead Game designer

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