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Discussion of "mapra"

Comment #1: Justification
Curtis W Franks (Wed May 21 21:30:42 2014)

Malleability, squishiness, gelatinousness is distinct from fluffiness.
Examples of things that are those things but are not fluffy: putty, the
exterior of a pillow, jellyfish, jelly, an empty can of soda, some slimsy
(and empty) plastic containers. Arguably, a moss-covered rock or a cat are
fluffy without being perceivably squishy.

Porousness is distinct from fluffiness. A sponge or a net may be porous
without being fluffy. The aforementioned fluffy things, along with
arguably a cloud, are arguably not porous.

A froth/foam/bubbly substance or an aerogel are not fluffy (and the former
may not even be able to be touched for a long period of time).

Comment #2: Re: Justification
gleki (Wed May 21 23:38:17 2014)

Sorry for a probably silly question but what is the etymology?

Comment #3: Re: Justification
Curtis W Franks (Wed May 21 23:51:04 2014)

gleki wrote:
> Sorry for a probably silly question but what is the etymology?

«mapnysmi ranti »: "Cotton-like 'soft'".

Comment #4: Re: Justification
Curtis W Franks (Wed May 21 23:52:56 2014)

«mapnysmi ranti»: "Cotton-like 'soft'".

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