A description of basic atomic theory written by Poul Anderson in English using only using Germanic origin words:
For most of its being, mankind did not know what things
are made of, but could only guess. With the growth of worldken, we began
to learn, and today we have a beholding of stuff and work that watching
bears out, both in the workstead and in daily life.
The underlying kinds of stuff are the *firststuffs*,
which link together in sundry ways to give rise to the rest. Formerly
we knew of ninety-two firststuffs, from waterstuff, the lightest and barest,
to ymirstuff, the heaviest. Now we have made more, such as aegirstuff
The firststuffs have their being as motes called *unclefts*.
These are mi
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