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Discussion of "dikca"
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Comment #2: Re: Signum
Curtis W Franks (Sat Jun 26 10:04:43 2021)

krtisfranks wrote:
> It should be pointed out which convention is used for what "positive
> electric charge" means. The user can say "this is positive" but the
> definition really should specify an automatic interpretation of that
> utterance (which may be overridden by an explicit statement of
> by the user). I propose that "positive" charge is any charge which has a
> signum equal to the signum of the charge of an electron.
> This matches other definitions which I have supplied.
> This will necessitate the careful translation of any material on
> electricity or related things. In particular, conventional current will
> match typical electric current, voltages (potentials; the additional
> news is that electron orbits in classical models resemble gravitational
> wells, which makes more intuitive sense) will be negative to English
> convention, and the Lojbanic magnetic-south will be what English
> describe as "magnetic-north" (the additional good news is that
> North on Earth is current Lojbanic magnetic-north). This all makes

Correction/clarification: The aforementioned lujvo are defined already,
but they lack specificity enough to avoid ambiguity wrt charge signum
conventions. We can clarify them at no cost. I would, even so, find a
rafsi other than "-mar-" though.

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