Date: Thu 07 Nov 2002 - 17:52:53 GMT
> Dear Joe,
> +> Phonemes are not ideas, for they do not inculcate meaning, but
> > morphemes are.
> Indeed, morphemes are meaningful.
> > Emoticons inculcate meaning, inasmuch as their
> > function, like that of morphemic prefixes and suffixes, is to modify
> > what is already present respecting its semantic content.
> Emoticons are meaningful, too. They are lexemes, no?
> However, being meaningful does not make something an idea (in the
> modern sense). Meanings are ideas.
> In any event, just as words are not scientific units in linguistics,
> as the question of what is a word is too vague, so I think that the
> question of what is an idea is too vague for scientific purposes.
They are not concrete ideas themselves, but modifiers of the connotations of the ideas to which they are attached.
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