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SV: Re: SV: Re: Enterprise

From:Michael Fors <micke@...>
Date:Thursday, January 23, 2003, 18:32
James Landau wrote:
> How could she tell that there were ONLY two moods?
I don't watch Enterprise, so I don't know if this fits, but I would've interpreted the term "bimodal" to mean that it uses two modes of communication. That is, it's not sound alone, but sound plus some visual element, perhaps gestures or body language, whereas all known human languages are monomodal, either all sound or all visual. Really?? I thought that languages that have a very vivid body language, like Italian (I know some people that attended a small course in Italian body language some years ago), also said something with those movements. So I do not agree that all human languages are monomodal. That is, if I've understood you correctly of course. :) Micke Fors *Ordinary people do fucked-up things, when fucked-up things become ordinary.* -Propagandhi


Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>enterprise