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Re : Language makes the man

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Date:Monday, May 17, 1999, 6:15
Dans un courrier dat=E9 du 17/05/99 06:40:37  , vous avez =E9crit :

> Language can be used for that so well. Sort of like "1984" with Newspeak a=
> all. If people do not have a term for something, such as rebellion, then=20
> can the plan it? Create a new word?=20
Concepts are expressed with morphemes (such as words or copulas or else, or=20 absence of morphemes (usual mark of nominative or masculine in English).The=20 concept of "rebellion" will make itself available in their mind and they wil= l=20 express it by either creating a compound word or using a word with that=20 pecular meaning (think of the world "revolution" as a social phenomenon). Yo= u=20 can never predict what concept a word will refer to in the future,=20 "=E9ventuellement" ;-). Mathias