Re: Previous post, more examples..
|From:||J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 7, 2002, 7:20|
In a message dated 08/06/2002 10.42.53 AM, butsuri@MYREALBOX.COM writes:
>Ro. At least, Ro _is_ like this. There may have been others.
Quite a number - AFAIK most were 17th and 18th century.
> I'm sure I've heard references to them, and I got the idea they were
>earlier. There's such a language mentioned in Pinker's _Words and
>Rules_, but I'm not sure if that's Ro or not. I believe _The Search
>for the Perfect Language_, by Eco, covers this kind of thing, but I
>haven't read it.
Eco covers quite a number of them alright (and lovingly _buries_ them,
Hanuman Zhang, "..._Gomi no sensei_. Master of junk."
"To live is to scrounge, taking what you can in order to survive. So,
since living is scrounging, the result of our efforts is to amass a pile
- Chuang Tzu/Zhuangzi, China, 4th Century BCE
"The most beautiful order is a heap of sweepings piled up at random."
- Heraclitus, Greece, 5th Century BCE
Ars imitatur Naturam in sua operatione.
[Latin > "Art is the imitation of Nature in her manner of operation."]
" jinsei to iu mono wa, kinchou na geijyutsu to ieru deshou "
[Japanese > "one can probably say that 'life' is a precious artform"]