Jason (jcreed) wrote,

Had a really interesting mini-breakthrough thinking about that planar-map-lambda calculus correspondence that I've been obsessed with for the past couple weeks:

When you pick the correct ordering-convention (I'd been working with the "wrong" one, at least for this purpose) you can manipulate normal terms into the image of the usual trinity embedding of general-valency planar maps into trivalent planar maps:
Tags: maps, math

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    Well I am certainly glad I saw Arrival so that I get the wug joke in http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=29480#more-29480

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    Saw "Arrival". It did have some nontrivial linguistics content, but it still felt kind of wrapped up in a discernible layer of Hollywood Woo. The…

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    Had some dinner at Aliada with akiva and sasha and K, and afterwards saw Herzog's "Aguirre, the Wrath of God" in Socrates park. Enjoyably bleak.

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