Fw: future language

From: Kenneth Van Oost (Kenneth.Van.Oost@village.uunet.be)
Date: Thu May 09 2002 - 19:13:48 BST

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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Kenneth Van Oost <Kenneth.Van.Oost@village.uunet.be>
    To: <kennethvanoost@myrealbox.com>
    Sent: Saturday, May 04, 2002 9:27 PM
    Subject: Re: future language

    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: Douglas P. Wilson <dp-wilson@shaw.ca>
    > > On re-reading my own message I note that my attempt to describe or to
    > define
    > > 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.
    > What
    > > distinguishes German from Malay is, on this theory, is not so much
    > as
    > > content -- it is the different memetic contents of the languages that
    > makes
    > > 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
    > 't
    > 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 !?
    > Regards,
    > Kenneth

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