DefinedMeaning talk:left (5985)
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deutsch, breton, french, esperanto, dutch, Kölsch, portugais, slovaque and swedish use a L-based definition while english and español use a north-based one. luna 13:41, 19 March 2008 (EDT)
- I would prefer the L-based version. You do not need to know the points of the compass for it and the definition of west contains the word "left" ... :-) --Ortografix 18:20, 10 January 2011 (UTC)
- In classical physics, "left" seems conventional: the image in a miror of any physical phenomenon would be the direct image of a phenomenon as probable as the first one. "West" and "East" are conventional also, and the present definition is very confusing in Mongolian, where "west" and "right" are the same word, "West" being the "right side of the world" (because the yurts have only one door, always directed towards the Sun, the South. "L" is linked with the latin script, which is not universal. But in biology, left and right are not equivalent. For instance, most people are more skilful with their right hand. Nearly all people's heart is located on the left. So I would rather choose an example from biology. Moreover, in Mongolian the left side and the left direction are different words. What about:
- "The side of the humain body where the human heart is located, as opposed to 'right', or the corresponding side of anything orientable according the human body, like a cloth, or analogically to it, like a train."? --Fiable.biz 14:02, 5 October 2012 (CEST)
It is interesting that in Mongolian the concepts of "left" and "west" use the same word. You are right then that the definition of "left" should use the the human body as a reference. Your suggested definition is fine, although I would shorten it by taking out the examples:
- "The side of the humain body where the human heart is located, as opposed to 'right', or the corresponding side of anything orientable according the human body."
--InfoCan 17:36, 5 October 2012 (CEST)