Metaxy is an English word used by Simone Weil among others. It means ‘the between’ in distinction from the absolutes that point to the extremes of experience: life and death, for example.
Metaxyturn is my neologism for the point when consciousness becomes aware of this space as distinct from the self; when the striving of the self to transcend its lack ceases because that lack has been answered from beyond the self. With Metaxyturn the ‘metaxy’ or ‘between’ becomes plurivocal being.
Paul Ricoeur (Time and Memory) defines our ‘first relationship’ to language in terms not of speech but of listening. He applies this to Augustine on ‘the return from error.’ Metaxyturn is the point in a text or dialogue when one’s speech dries up, autonomous consciousness becomes void, and we start to listen to the other and to each other.