Date: Sun 27 Oct 2002 - 21:04:15 GMT
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> > And what about Horseshow Falls, or Angel Falls, or any one of a
> > number of others? We could not even use the type-designation of
> > 'falls' to describe them.
> > >In Chinese, for what I understand of it,
> > > people use a different sign for each waterfall they want to
> > > describe or at least a combination of some signs. What is
> > > expressed is not waterfall anymore, but ' a little waterfall ', '
> > > a big waterfall ', Niagara Falls, three different words...No !?
> Joe again,
> > No, they have names for sizes of waterfalls, but they also have
> > names for individual waterfalls; however, all of them are modified
> > by the Chinese fersion of the type-designator "waterfall". This
> > would not be possible under Wade's schema.
> So you have to find, work out each time for any different waterfall a
> specific word to describe it, without refering to the word ' waterfall
> ' itself and each time you want to designate a name to it, it has to
> be without refering to water- fall or to any other word expressing an
> other ' fall ' !?
> Yes, indeed impossible to handle, moreover how do we remerber it,
> learn and teach this....
Yep; you've got a handle on the unworkability of it...
> Jus remerbered, what about the language two
> girls developed, I did forget how it came about, but they were the
> only two who expressed it and of course understood it. They were twins
> Their language would not refer to our type/ token structure I suppose
> ! Chair could be wxdfert.... of course they would have to use sounds
> similar to ours, thus afterall a wrong idea...
Their language would still refer to their own created type/token structure; wxdfert would stand for all chairs that they recognized as such. Mind has evolved to be a a categorizing entity.
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