tender age (was: RE: [CONLANG] CONLANG Digest - 14 Sep 2001 to 15 Sep 2001 (#2001-259)
|From:||And Rosta <a.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 17, 2001, 0:44|
> Samuel Rivier
> 16 years old
> conlanging for 1 full year (anniversary was about last
> week i think- that was marked since the moment i
> became interested in linguistics)
> If you guys want some good info on tense and aspect
> you should read a book or two on semantic logic. It
> assigns tense based on three points in time: point of
> speech, point of action, and point of reference. Point
> of speech is the time now, when you are speaking.
> Point of action is when what you are talking about
> happened in relation to when you are talking. Point of
> reference is defined as a point referred to earlier in
> the speech which further refines the point of action.
> Point of reference is also used to define distant from
> near simple past and simple future. Here the reference
> point is at the same time as the point of speech for
> near, and at the same time as point of action for
> Anyway, the whole thing is very interesting, so try to
> find a book on semantic logic. I recommend Elements of
> Symbolic Logic by Hans Reichenbach, which deals with
> the subject somewhat thoroughly in a single chapter,
> but also devotes a lot of time to the logical study of
> linguistics, as developed by Bertrand Russell.
> -Samuel Rivier
Oi! At 16 years old you're simply not SUPPOSED to be reading
Reichenbach! I forget exactly what it is you are supposed
be doing at 16, but it's probably something like experimenting
with sex, drugs, religion, socialism and drinking too much &
vomiting in the street.