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According to the original Greek, the prefix "a" means without, not, or
opposite to.  Examples are amoral, atypical, and atheism.

I would have read aseismic to mean not seismic.

Paul Feather
----- 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
> V (949) 365-5696
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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")
> ||
> ||
> ||
>
>
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