[Retros] linguistic hole

Joost de Heer joost at sanguis.xs4all.nl
Fri Feb 26 09:48:09 EST 2010

On 01/17/2010 03:09 PM, andrew buchanan wrote:

> Dear Retrofriends,


> It seems to me there is a hole in our language for describing

> promotions.


> We like promotions, and we like to have diagrams which are free of

> non-thematic extraneous promoted units. So if there is a promotion,

> something may have to be captured at some point, to keep things

> looking nice.


> - If it's the promoted unit which is captured, we call it

> Ceriani-Frolkin and pat ourselves on the back.

> - If it's an original unit which is captured, we call the promoted

> unit Phoenix *but* *only* *if* *the *original* *unit* *died* *before*

> *the *promotion*.


> We haven't any term for the more general case of a non C-F promotee,

> where the diagram is free of extraneous promoted units of that type.

Gianni Donati named this a 'Prenix' in the GC proofgame tourney (1st HM,
Andrei Frolkin).


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