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Re: Another Russian Question

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Monday, September 17, 2001, 0:53
Peter Ramsey scripsit:

> > When you grasp the essence, you forget the words -Zhuang-zi
I can't believe any conlanger would actually believe this. It is the very essence (:-)) of making up new languages that they express what cannot be said in the old languages, or why bother? The person who spoke that was a Chinese cultural imperialist -- he probably couldn't help it, I hasten to add. Here's my counter-maxim: We call nothing profound that is not wittily expressed. --Northrop Frye, improved by John Cowan -- John Cowan Please leave your values | Check your assumptions. In fact, at the front desk. | check your assumptions at the door. --sign in Paris hotel | --Miles Vorkosigan


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