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Re: Chinese dimensionality

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Thursday, July 7, 2005, 21:57
Quoting tomhchappell <tomhchappell@...>:

> Hello, Andreas, and other contributors to this thread; thanks for > writing.
This rather surprises me, since the only previous activity in this thread is my original post and Jörg's brief reply.
> I don't think the view that time is at least two-dimensional, really > has to do with either Sinitic grammar, or with recreational or > psychedelic drug-use. > > In my opinion, any person who has a spouse or a child of sufficient > age, will come to the view that time must have more than one > dimension; this is the only reasonable explanation for the fact that > two people can meet, repeatedly, in a single location, and have had > alternate histories during the meantime. > > Is your Whorfian friend, or are his or her Chinese friends, family > people, by any chance? That may be the real explanation. > > ;-)
No idea, tho it does seem likely that he's got neither family nor friends. Andreas


tomhchappell <tomhchappell@...>Two-dimensional time and the friends of Whorfians (was:Re:Chinese dimensionality