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last posted Jan. 23, 2018, 10:28 a.m.

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Giuseppe Peano was evidently a bit jealous of Leibniz' XVII ability to publish things like:

(to express commutativity and idempotency), for even in the late XIX he expresses himself anachronistically:

(Peano's versions of his symbols make better ping-pong paddles than our modern variants!)

Evidently Peano went even further than Schröder's Pasigraphy , proposing not only the formal notation for which we remember him, but even a creolized Latin to serve as a scientific conlang for informal argument ... but he wasn't foolish enough to attempt to revive greek!

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