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Sorry I was out for the last couple days and missed this critical

Bill, if you agree with the definition of "aseismic" as "almost free of
earthquakes" as promoted by B. Bolt in his books titled "Earthquakes", then
"aseismic" is indeed "seismic" albeit just a wee bit.

Several Japanese-translated publications use the aseismic term. Along those
lines, I wonder if some of the Japanese think we are trying to repair and
reoccupy old buildings when the translation for the term "rehabilitation" is
applied literally...


----- Original Message -----
From: "Barry Welliver" <wellive(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2000 6:11 AM
Subject: Re: English 101

> Gosh, is there some inside meaning I'm missing about this retrofit vs
> rehabilitation controversy?? Perhaps we should retrofire a discussion like
> on the Structualist??
> Barry H. Welliver
> Bill Allen wrote:
> > Fred-
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > But, the definition you have provided sounds pretty "non-seismic" to me.
> >
> > Besides, wouldn't "aseismic" have to mean either "seismic" or
> >
> > Get off that fence :o).