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  • Connected Education's Andy Goff said the system had been tried in 20 UK schools, with applications such as sema codes printed alongside the text in Shakespeare plays that triggered an audio recording of the scene in question.

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  • Yet the imaginary phonotext — pulling the symbolic field part of the way back toward the real, and thereby obtruding the fact of sound back into the circulations of sema — eludes Dolar's post-Derridean model, with its arrest of all embodied vocality by an abstracting semiosis.

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  • The Whirling Dervishes are a Muslim Sufi order who are known for their famous practice of performing their dhikr remembrance of Allah in the form of a whirling "dance" and musical ceremony called the sema.

    The Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi Whirling Dervishes of Damascus

  • But in both cases it addresses the sign, the sema.


  • In general, semantics from the Greek semantikos, or "significant meaning," derived from sema, sign is the study of meaning, in some sense of that term.

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  • Just waiting to open presents – which is sort of a sema [...]

    2002 December | Evil Genius Chronicles

  • It meowed delightedly, sema-phoring with its striped maroon tail.

    The Metrognome and Other Stories

  • The probable source of this view is the Orphic “soma - sema,” the body is the prison (of the soul).


  • The body is our tomb (soma, sema); we must strip ourselves of the leaden weights, the earthy incrustations of life: the true life is an exercise in death, a homoiosis to theo, as far as may be; like the swans we sing when dying, "going away to God", whose servants we are; "death dawns", and we owe sacrifice to the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • "Nataka sema qua heri (I want to say good-bye)," said this astonishing individual.

    African Camp Fires


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