New York, NY, October 02, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The newly translated Lexinary – a dictionary of invented words by Javier Enriquez – contains more than six thousand neologisms that describe many aspects of our human experience which have remained undefined until now.
pleoneiria. noun. A sensation of wellbeing when waking up from a pleasurable dream one does not quite remember.
chronorrhage. noun. Sensation that time passed rapidly without realizing it.
repuntition. noun. A sensation of guilt with no motive whatsoever.
The Lexinary can provoke both reflection and spontaneous laughter. It exposes and names many aspects of our day-to-day lives, our taboos, our quirks, our nuances, as well as the ineffable.
whepid. adjective. Having a feeling of deep guilt, but not having done anything immoral, illegal, or unethical.
Words that illustrate things we do every day without realizing. Words that will make us see, hear, and feel differently what we have previously disregarded or regarded as mundane.
catastrissis. noun. Morbid human thirst to find out about catastrophes that happened to others.
plebony. noun. The twisted sympathy a plebeian feels for celebrities who have it all.
yuxture. noun. 1. The precise moment in life when one finds oneself. Literary. 2. A moment in life when a confluence between morality and need occurs.
These neologisms in the Lexinary define those things we probably never thought to name: our secrets. Have you told anyone what you saw or what you felt that time when…? Yes, that time. That event and those feelings that do not have names. Have you shared with someone what you felt in your own flesh that has been impossible to describe?
translegate. verb. 1. To delegate an activity, a task, or a responsibility because of a complete inability to perform it oneself. 2. To assign a task to someone with full knowledge that there are intrinsic circumstances that will impede its being carried out. noun. Informal. 3. A transvestite judge in a courtroom.
gnowphobia. noun. 1. Reluctance to admit something that is known with certainty to be true. Psychology. 2. Defensive mechanism to inhibit recognition of what the ego or the id knows, feels or desires at the superego level..
These ingenious words, coined from Greek and Latin roots as well as from many other languages ranging from Portuguese through Yiddish and Hawaiian to Japanese, represent voices and mindsets of a wide range of characters in Enriquez’s novels. Their thoughts vary according to each individual worldview, educational level, interests, prejudices, obsessions, or from a distant future defining our near or not-so-near future.
logislegium. noun. Law. Simplification of all laws through logic and common sense in every legal aspect that liberates people from the time and costs entailed in maintaining, needing, and serving legislators and lawyers.
vartity. noun. Change in values and priorities when someone is suddenly in extreme poverty or diagnosed with a serious illness.
invarditure. noun. Law. 1. A worldwide automatic process in which a law eliminates itself by virtue of being unjust. 2. Collection of procedures geared to invalidate any law that violates any natural human right or is unilaterally oppressive.
Some words defined in the Lexinary describe fictitious or parahistoric events.
pyrobrady. noun. History. 1. Cruel and prolonged burning torture consisting of raising the temperature very slowly until the death of the victim. 2. A torture consisting of slowly boiling or baking a living person.
gomorry. noun. History. 1. Ancient sexual practice in Gomorrah considered abominable and eliminated from the Septuagint by divine order. Later on the term was erased from all books and dictionaries. 2. Sexual orgy consisting of simultaneous penetrations through various orifices between several men.
Reading a few definitions at random is enough to understand the humor and depth of his invented language. Concisely, the Lexinary is the dictionary of the ineffable.
Enriquez stated, “To read it is to wake up to our own world.” Indeed, to read it is to contemplate our own lives, our society, our history through someone else’s eyes, as if we were extraterrestrials newly arrived to the planet.
His complex narrative style is unparalleled, containing multiple linguistic sediments and innumerable neologisms that convey feelings and dimensions not previously expressed or described.
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About the author:
Javier Enriquez (Mexico City, 1955) obtained his M.D. degree at La Salle University. He practiced medicine before beginning his postgraduate studies at London University and his Ph.D. at Cornell University. Following a long academic tenure and scientific research in the U.S. with a large publication record, he held several executive positions at pharmaceutical companies in North America and Europe, engaged in clinical research. www.comoseteocurrio.com Twitter @lexinary