Re: Comparison of philosophical languages
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, January 21, 2003, 17:14|
>Andrew Nowicki wrote:
>AN> At present Ygyde's names of vegetables
>AN> are very similar:
>"H. S. Teoh" wrote:
>HTS> Which is precisely the problem.
>This is indeed the problem. There a millions of species
>of flora and fauna. No language can assign short and
>yet unique names to all those species.
And just who has a need of a short and unique name for every species?
99% of the world's population will be happy with short and unique names, or
even longish and unique names, for the tiny proportion of species they ever
feel the need to speak about. The rest are the domain of biologists, which
apparently are quite happy with the longish names of Linnean nomenclature
(which btw prooves that taxonomical language is perfectly fine, as long as
it's used for taxonomy!). So being unable to assign short and unique names
to every species is a non-problem.
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