Vinsent   Nandi




Once the wheel1 of the Norm,
the new doctrine, the new paradigm,
has been set in motion,
there is, then, no way anymore
to stem2 the anabasis,
the advance of the neutral-inclusive movement.
It may go faster,
it may go slower3 sometimes,
but it will never return to its original position
of nonhaving, of nonbeing.

41 & 48.NEM
This poem was published for the first
time in the Book of Instruments.
Its Model code is MNI.I.
Its original title was

  1. the word wheel is akin to kyklos, meaning 'circle', 'cycle', 'wheel', and to c(h)akra; literally chakra means 'wheel' too, but in certain symbolic systems chakras are made to represent 'centers' or 'levels of consciousness or awareness'; most importantly, wheel is also akin to telos, meaning '(ultimate) end or object', a central concept in neutral thought as put forward in the Model of Neutral-Inclusivity by Vinsent Nandi
  2. cp. to stem the tide (of public opinion), to stem the current or to stem someone's enthusiasm
  3. rather than more slowly because slow may be used as an adverb after a verb such as go and because slower agrees with faster

 A u r a l   a n a l y s i s :

 |W|ONCE *the* WHEEL of *the* NORM,
  ^            ^^             ^  ^
 <<<<<<< *the* *NEW* DOC-trine,
                ^    ^    ^^^^
 >>>>>>> *the* *NEW* PA.r.a-  DIGM,
                ^       ^ ^   ^  ^
 HAS been SET in  MO.ti.on,
     ^    ^       ^  ^^ ^^
 there's, THEN,
 ^^^      ^^^^
 >> no  WAY A.n.y-MORE
        ^   ^ ^   ^
 << to STEM *the* a- NA.b.a.s.is,
       ^ ^   ^^^  ^  ^^ ^   ^
 <<<<<<<<<< *the* ad-VANCE of  the
             ^^^  ^   ^        ^^
 >>>> NEU-tral=in-CLU.s.ive MOVE-ment.
      ^^^   ^       ^   ^^^ ^^   ^^
*it MAY go* FAS.t.er,
    ^             ^^
         ^  ^ ^^ ^^ ^^^^   ^^
 BUT it'll NE.v.er  re-TURN  to
  ^^ ^^         ^^     ^     ^
 >>> its o-RIG'-nal po-SI.ti.on
     ^^  ^  ^    ^   ^  ^ ^^ ^^
 << *of* NON-HA.v.ing,
     ^^  ^^^    ^ ^^^
 >> *of* NON-BE  -ing.
     ^^  ^^^      ^^^

For explanation of symbols see below



The wheel of the new Norm has been set in motion.
There is no way anymore to stem the anabasis.
It has already been set in motion,
the wheel of the Ananorm,
the wheel of the Ananorm.

41 & 48.NEM
This poem was published for the first
time in the Book of Symbols.
Its Model code is MNI.S.
It is a poem suitable for singing.

 A u r a l   a n a l y s i s :

 *the WHEEL of* the NEW NORM
      ^^            ^   ^^^^
 >> *has*            *been SET in MO.ti.on*.
                      ^    ^      ^
 there's no  WAY A.n.y-MORE
             ^         ^
 >>>>>>>>to STEM the a- NA-  ba-sis
            ^                ^  ^
 it *HAS* al-REA.d.y *been SET in MO.ti.on*,
                      ^    ^      ^
*the WHEEL of the A.n.a-NORM*,
     ^^             ^   ^^^^
*the WHEEL of the A.n.a-NORM*.
     ^^             ^   ^^^^

For explanation of symbols see below



The wheel of the Norm has been put in motion:
it rotates with perfect truth,1
it rotates with personhood,
it rotates with neutralness,
it rotates with relevance.
There is no way anymore
to stop its movement forever,
to cleave its inclusiveness for all.
The wheel may go faster and
the wheel may go slower sometimes.
It will not go back
to being unsupported,
to being unrepeated.
For rotating with relevance,
and rotating with neutralness,
and rotating with personhood,
and rotating with perfect truth,
the wheel has wrought2 a rising awareness.

This poem is suitable for singing.

  1. literally without variation from path or position or accurately; cp the doors hang perfectly true
  2. read "worked" in the sense of effected or made happen; cp that moment had wrought a profound change in them

 A u r a l   a n a l y s i s :

*the WHEEL* of the NORM has been PUT in MO.ti.on:
 ^^^ ^^                          ^^   ^ ^      ^
*it RO-TATES with* *PER.f.ect TRUTH*,~1~
       ^     ^^^^   ^^^   ^   ^^^^^
*it RO-TATES with* *PER.s.on- HOOD*,
             ^      ^^^   ^    ^^
*it RO-TATES with* *NEU-tral-ness*,
       ^     ^      ^^^ ^^^  ^^^^
*it RO-TATES with* *RE. le. vance*.
    ^        ^      ^    ^   ^ ^^
 there's no  WAY A.n.y- MORE
 ^^^   ^     ^          ^^^^
*to* STOP   *its* MOVE-ment fo-RE.v.er,
     ^^           ^^^^ ^    ^^^^     ^
*to* CLEAVE *its* in-CLU.s.iveness fo-R+ALL.
     ^^  ^^       ^  ^^^    ^^^^^^ ^^^^
*the WHEEL may go* FAS.t.er and
 ^^^       ^             ^^
*the WHEEL may go* SLOW-er SOME-TIMES.
     ^   ^     ^^  ^ ^^ ^^ ^ ^^ ^ ^
  ^ ^ ^^     ^^ ^
*to BE-ing* UN-su-PPOR.t.ed,
    ^       ^^    ^^^^ ^ ^^
*to BE-ing* UN-re-PEA. t.ed.
       ^^^  ^^    ^    ^ ^^
 for *RO-TA.t.ing with* *RE. le. vance*,
      ^  ^  ^ ^^^ ^      ^    ^   ^ ^^
*and  RO-TA.t.ing with* *NEU-tral-ness*,
 ^^^     ^  ^     ^      ^^^ ^ ^  ^^^^
*and  RO-TA.t.ing with* *PER.s.on- HOOD*,
         ^  ^     ^      ^^^   ^
*and  RO-TA.t.ing with* *PER.f.ect TRUTH*,
         ^  ^ ^^^ ^      ^^^   ^   ^ ^
*the WHEEL* has WROUGHT a RI.s.ing a-WARE-ness.
     ^^         ^^      ^ ^    ^^^ ^ ^    ^^^^

For explanation of symbols see below

~1~ dependent on the dialect the verb RO-TATE is pronounced with primary stress on the second syllable and secondary stress on the first syllable or the other way around, but in the present context a primary-stressed syllable starting with the liquid |R| is to be preferred to one starting with the plosive |T|



The Wheel of the Norm
turns a want of sense into meaning,
turns a want of strength into means,
gives meaning to the mind,
gives means to the body,
turns the willing truly on.

This poem is suitable for singing
in the following form:

-- A Cyclic Song

The Wheel of the Norm
turns a want of sense into meaning,
turns a want of strength into means,
gives meaning to the mind,
gives means to the body,
turns the willing truly on;
turns the willing truly on,
gives means to the body,
gives meaning to the mind,
turns a want of strength into means,
turns a want of sense into meaning,
the Wheel of the Norm.
The Wheel of the Norm
turns ... ... ...

[and so on and so forth]


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An aural analysis must show at least the division of a text into syllables, the location of stressed syllables, and the repetition of syllables or single sounds. For convenience's sake this is done here while staying as close as possible to ordinary orthography. Capitals have been made to indicate a syllable which receives primary or secondary stress in a polysyllabic word or a monosyllabic word which receives stress in the sentence. (Where unstressed, an orthographical capital is replaced with its small-letter counterpart.) Note that aural effects such as assonance and word-initial or word-final consonance may depend on dialectal and personal variations in pronunciation. The variant chosen is meant to have the best effect, and need not be the most frequently occurring one.
  The meaning of the special symbols is:
a sound used in the same or an adjacent word, line, sentence or other structural unit in such a way that its repetition creates a certain aural effect (assonance if a vowel, consonance if a consonant)
*W* a word or group of words repeated in its entirety
|y| phonemic symbol(s) used to indicate one or two sounds not represented separately in the standard spelling, such as |ks| or |gz| for x
 ' one or two sounds of the strong form or careful pronunciation which are not to be pronounced, such as deletion of the schwa or of other sounds in standard contractions
 - sharp syllable boundary, possibly after syllabic disambiguation (see .z.)
 = sharp syllable boundary corresponding with a hyphen in the spelling
.z. a syllable overlap with fuzzy boundaries where the choice between onset disambiguation (-z) or coda disambiguation (z-) does not seem to matter
<<< a new line with normal margin in the standard presentation
>>> continuation of the previous line in the standard presentation (in the aural analysis the words or syllables are arranged in such a way that the correspondence between sound and/or stress patterns shows better)

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