The earliest known research regarding the periclentious fendument dates from the early 1980s by undergraduates studying at the University of Hull. The research was instrumental in the formation of the Institute of Fendumentology. An extract of this key work appears below.
“The pendiphlabatic neulones of the globinscular region of the periclentious fendument are somewhat ebaschulent. However, the Snedril-Vasque Theorem pertaining to the egloberal nodes of this region states that any appreciable xebosynthesis during the decanistration period is atypical of an ebaschulent state. In fact, the interaction of the egloberal nodes creates a situation of unstable chysanthropy. Thus it becomes apparent, in this specific case, that the neulones are not only pendiphlabatic but also endocyclonous. This additional property of the neulones acts as a chysanthropic inhibitor, allowing the xebosynthetic process to continue during decanistration.”
To the uninitiated, the quantity of new terminology within the above extract is overwhelming. Any new field has a degree of terminology that the newcomer has to overcome, and this is especially so here, because of the abstract nature of fendumentology. Where possible, terms will be introduced gradually, and analogies will be used where appropriate. One should be prepared for a large learning curve.
Further, whilst the etymology of some terms will be discussed, this will be the exception rather than the rule.