--- In tuning-math@yahoogroups.com, "wallyesterpaulrus

<wallyesterpaulrus@y...>" <wallyesterpaulrus@y...> wrote:

--- In tuning-math@yahoogroups.com, "wallyesterpaulrus"

<wallyesterpaulrus@y...> wrote:

> --- In tuning-math@y..., "Gene Ward Smith" <genewardsmith@j...>

wrote:

>

> > Viking [161, -84, -12] .015361 cents

>

> this is the difference between 11 pythagorean commas and 12

syntonic

> commas. i'm going to call it "atomic" instead, unless someone comes

> up with a better name . . .

was it kirnberger who proposed foreshortening each fifth by a schisma

to approximate 12-equal? a chain of 12 such fifths would fail to

close on itself by a mere "atom", or .015361 cents . . .