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----- Original Message -----
From: Kenneth Van Oost <Kenneth.Van.Oost@village.uunet.be>
Sent: Saturday, May 04, 2002 9:27 PM
Subject: Re: future language
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Douglas P. Wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > On re-reading my own message I note that my attempt to describe or to
> > this wasn't very good -- not as clear as I had hoped. "Designed by" is
> > interesting restatement, but I don't think it is quite right either.
> > distinguishes German from Malay is, on this theory, is not so much
> > content -- it is the different memetic contents of the languages that
> > them different languages.
> Hi Douglas,
> Just a question to see I got the overall picture right,
> In a sense do you mean that we the Flemish ' hate ' to speak the French
> language because of the/ its historical, than memetical content !?
> That in a way, the hundreds of years of French- speaking rulers made us
> prone to the fact ' not to speak their language ' !?
> And vice versa of course, that the former French speaking rulers hate
> as mush our Flemish language than our guts to stand up against them !?
> That would make sense for me though, in the context that we all are
> fixed, in the way we think that is, i.e_ that for example a politician can
> think ' beyond ' his/ her own jargon_ genetically or memetically based.
> I.e; he/ she can't really transpose him/ herself in the situation where
> someone is in, there is no ' empathy '.
> Right or wrong !?
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