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Re: What is language? (was: OT hominids)

From:R A Brown <ray@...>
Date:Monday, January 2, 2006, 16:55
Hanuman Zhang wrote:
>>Paul Bennett wrote: > > >>Extremely interesting. My contention is that communication has always >>gone on among sentient beings. At the low level, such communications are >>simple and instinctual. > > > I knew a company cat named Mz. Jinx.....
[etc snipped] Hanuman's mail reminded that there was a broadcast sometime in the 1950s on the 'BBC Third Programme' (as it was called then) about the language of cats. Alas, I remember next to nothing about the broadcast, except that the presenter claimed that cat verbs had two moods: indicative and imperative. See also: -- Ray ================================== ================================== MAKE POVERTY HISTORY