Sklyarenko: I encountered orgitron (organ + neuron +
negatron?) only in Ada and suspect the word is either VN's or
Amfiteatrov's invention: "had our organs and orgitrons not
been asymmetrical, our view of Time might have been
amphitheatric and altogether grand."
JM: Alexey, you
translated "Ada or Ardor" to the Russian, did you not? What words did you
use for "organs and orgitrons"?
(I understand "amphitheatric"
as indicative of a kind of "dolby-surround"
effect when we hear the sound of an organ being played inside a
A.Bouazza: ...let it be understood that I believe
"orgitron" is a Nabokovian neologism morphologically analogous to magnetron,
cosmotron etc. - see the following...
The Felix, Student Newspaper of
Imperial College, Friday 7th February, 1997, Issue 1078: In a move which is sure
to make die hard scientists slap their forehead with a Homer Simpson like "Doh"
our Roy EXCLUSIVELY reveals the existence of the smallest particle in the
Universe: the orgitron. Unfortunately for scientists, they will never be able to
see it because "it is unlikely that any electron microscope will ever be able to
see it because it is so tiny as to be virtually undetectable; in fact it is so
tiny, it practically doesn't exist at all." He also shows how "matter is simply
pressurised 'crystallised' pre-time force flowing now in what has become a river
an amazing discovery (or invention) by Mr.Roy, the orgitron, which he
connects to a crystallised pre-time force that flows in a river of
time. An almost invisble very minute
I wonder who chose to
designate this item as an orgitron - would it have been Mr. Roy
Can you ferret out more
about that great find of yours?
I fully agree with you
that "orgitron" must be a Nabokovian neologism. The only thing
that speaks against this is Nabokov's silence for he usually
emphatically calls the reader's attention to his other coinages
such as nymphet, lolita, racemosa, iridule.