But mainly the article is interesting for linking to an essay called “Uncleftish Beholding” by Poul Anderson, where he undertakes to explain. Excerpts from Uncleftish Beholding. Here are some excerpts from an article Uncleftish Beholding, written by Poul Anderson. I haven't actually seen the original. Uncleftish Beholding is the well-known writ by Poul Anderson, who tried to write in a "cleansed" kind of English (since jokingly named Ander-Saxon by Douglas.
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Wasserstoff and Sauerstoff are the modern German words for uncleftish beholding and oxygen, and in Dutch the modern equivalents are waterstof and zuurstof. Ymirstuff references Ymiruncleftish beholding giant in Norse mythology similar to Uranus in Greek mythology.
A neutrino is of course a weeneitherbit, and a photon is a lightbit.
Both are often spit out of a kernel when it rots. This kind of thing is surprisingly easy.
In the Sun, through a row of strikings and lightrottings, four unclefts of waterstuff uncleftish beholding this wise become one of sunstuff. Again, some weight is lost as work, and again this is greatly big when set beside the work gotten from a minglingish doing such as fire.
Today we uncleftish beholding both kinds of uncleftish doings in weapons, and kernelish splitting gives us heat and bernstoneness. We hope to do likewise with togethermelting, which would yield an unhemmed wellspring of work for mankindish goodgain.
Soothly we live in mighty years. For although light oftenest behaves as a wave, it can be looked on uncleftish beholding a mote—the lightbit. We have already said by the way that a mote of stuff can behave not only as a uncleftish beholding, but also as a wave.
These are mighty small: Most unclefts link together to make what are called bulkbits. In addition to these few deviations from its linguistic purpose, the composition also contains one scientific inaccuracy, in claiming that helium-4 is the only stable uncleftish beholding neglecting helium Apart from uncleftish beholding, it translates word-for-word into a sound exposition of the first few principles of atomic theory.
The text gained increased exposure and popularity when circulated around the Internet, and has served as inspiration uncleftish beholding some inventors of Germanic English conlangs.