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Bill- IMHO, "aseismic" does not mean "seismic" nor does it mean
"non-seismic".

A book titled "Earthquakes" by a former Chairman of our Commission, Bruce
Bolt, defines "aseismic" as "one that is almost free of earthquakes." This
book is on its third printing as of 1993.

Hope this helps,

Now please don't get me started on other word-tiffs like "rehabilitation"
versus "retrofit"...

Fred
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Allen" <Bill(--nospam--at)AllenDesigns.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2000 2:43 PM
Subject: RE: English 101


> Of course you are right, Fred. Unfortunately you answered the wrong
> question. It was not whether there would be a better word than "aseismic".
>
> The question to you Fred is do you understand the word "aseismic" to mean
> "seismic" or "non-seismic"?
>
> I think I got all my "e"s, "i"s, "s"es and "m"s correct in this and my
> previous post. If not, pardon me and please try to wade through the
trivial
> (for a change) and stay on point. O.K.?
>
> Regards,
>
> Bill Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
> ALLEN DESIGNS
> Consulting Structural Engineers
> Laguna Niguel, CA
> http://www.AllenDesigns.com
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>
> ||-----Original Message-----
> ||From: fturner [mailto:fturner(--nospam--at)quiknet.com]
> ||Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2000 1:56 PM
> ||To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> ||Subject: Re: English 101
> ||
> ||
> ||"Antiseismic" could be more readily understood than
> ||"aseismic" which can be
> ||ambiguous.  "Antiseismic" is a common term in Europe and
> ||Asia, particularly
> ||Greece.
> ||
> ||Many if not most of the general public don't know what the
> ||word "seismic"
> ||means - even in California. If they have an inclination of
> ||what it means,
> ||few know how to spell it. So if you can, its best  to stick
> ||to the term
> ||"earthquake."
> ||
> ||Fred Turner, Staff Structural Engineer, California Seismic Safety
> ||Commission, 1755 Creekside Oaks Drive Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95833
> ||916-263-0582 Work Phone, 916-263-0594 Fax fturner(--nospam--at)quiknet.com
> ||
> ||("e" before "i", "s" before "m")
> ||
> ||
> ||
>
>