Re: Comparison of philosophical languages
|From:||Muke Tever <mktvr@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, January 22, 2003, 22:54|
From: "Andreas Johansson" <and_yo@...>
> Andrew wrote:
> >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.
Actually "god" as a root (in English generally from Gk "theo-" or L "dei-") is
pretty common--forming, say, apotheosis, deity, theology, deism, atheism,
"Religious" as a root seems ... rather less strictly useful than, 'god', say, or
'sacred/holy', especially as belief in god(s) and the holding of things as
sacred is probably more central than religiousness...
> (It may be pointed out that the Swedish words in question, _gud_ och
> _helvete_, are historically derived, but synchronically are unitary
> non-analyzable words.)
I am hoping _helvete_ is not derived from Switzerland? :x)