It’s not that difficult. Put a glossary together specific to this ontology (information science sense). Then draw lines between the “truly” connections.
It won’t convey how it makes you feel inside but systems logic is mappable.
You’re a pragmatist is theoretical. Global prescriptive (we should as humans) vs “let’s play a game” and “you should”.
You both are speaking English but from different starting points and you have conversation banter in common.
Is diplomacy possible? Is there such a thing as a meeting point in the middle? I think so. I don’t know what that is but it depends upon the interest and patience of the participants.
and I’m here pretending to have a clue but I’m just doing an ad-hoc analysis