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1. subj unb pos rel
2. card loc
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1. High.
2. Up.

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Direction Correlations

Concept Negative Positive
Along the vertical lex* Down alt* Up
With reference to a fixed point xx* Toward xx* Away
xx* Backward xx* Forward

Intransitive Motion

Up Down
altej* Ascent. lexej* Descent.
salt* Leap. * Plunge.

Linear Dimensions

Essive Abessive
lonq* Length lonqew* Shortness Primary dimension.
lat* Breadth latew* Secondary dimension.
* Thickness * Thinness Tertiary dimension.

Orthogonal relationship


Negative Positive
bas* Base sum* Summit Vertical extremes.
Dative Ablative
alt* Height altew* Lowness Length upward from the base.
dub* Depth dubew* Shallowness Length downward from the summit.


* Longness brev* Shortness Length compared to breadth and thickness.
qert* Girth cerv* Narrowness Breadth and thickness compared to length.

sum*, bas* vs. moalt*, molex*

sum* and bas* are not synonyms of moalt* and molex* respectively.

  • An object's sumo could actually be its molexo (in the case of, for example, something that hangs from a ceiling).
  • Likewise, an object's baso could actually be its moalto.
  • Furthermore, sumo and baso could be neither molexo nor moalto (in the case of, for example, a flag hanging from a horizontal pole).

Usage Examples  


Element Class(es) Gloss / Clarification Taxonomy
altert* abs pos sta Facing upward.
altif* rel cau ac To raise, elevate.
altult* abs pos sta Too high.
altm* pos sup ess sta Highest (among).
roalt* abs pos sta High enough.
altj* comp pos Higher (than).

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