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Re: Comparison of philosophical languages

From:Andrew Nowicki <andrew@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 22, 2003, 18:49
Andrew Nowicki wrote:
AN> There are only 180 root words in Ygyde, not enough
AN> to define God, heaven, hell, and baptism. From the
AN> linguistic point of view these words are not very
An> important, because they are not very common.

Andreas Johansson wrote:

AJ> I've met people claiming to be agnostics for whom
AJ> the Swedish words for "hell" and "god" certainly
AJ> belong within the 180 commonest ones. Imagine the
AJ> type of person whose every fifth word is "fuck"
AJ> speaking a language where swearwords and similar
AJ> are predominantly from the religious area ...

OK. You are right. "Hell" and "god" are common words,
but you would not use them frequently as root words.
"Religious" is a more versatile root word than "hell"
or "god" and so it has to be the only religious root
word in a limited vocabulary of the root words.


Shreyas Sampat <ssampat@...>
Bryan Maloney <> <slimehoo@...>