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Re: Requesting some challenging sentences

From:caotope <johnvertical@...>
Date:Sunday, October 30, 2005, 15:46
Gary Shannon wrote:

> Actually, I had thought of the Soaloa word "to" as > meaning "has the attribute" (as I translated in a few > early examples on the page) so that we could say > "Apple has the attribute red" but not "Red has the > attribute apple." No equality is meant by this > meaning. A different word altogether would be needed > to say "An apple is a fruit" because what we'd really > be saying is "apple is a member of the class fruit" > which is also not equality. In Soaloa, two things > cannot be equal unless they are instances of the same > thing, and then they can only be equal if they are not > distinguished. Thus we could say "an electron is > (equals) an electron" since they are all the same when > not distinguished by location, but we could not say > "This electron is (equlas) thyat electron since we are > implying something that distinguishes them. > > And now that I think of it, yes, that is a > philosophical stance. :-)
OKIC. Maybe you could add a note to the Soaloa page explaining this... the stance that no two different things may be considered equal is certainly peculiar enough to deserve to be explicitely noted. :) John Vertical