OT: Zhuang-zi / Chuang-Tzu (was Re: Another Russian Question)
|From:||J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 17, 2001, 8:09|
In a message dated 16.09.2001 05:53:53 PM, cowan@MERCURY.CCIL.ORG writes:
>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.
BLAH! :P :) Zhuang-zi / Chuang-Tzu, a Taoist Sage, was referrin' to
"The map is not the territory."
*gigglabyte* more poetically: Pointin' to the reflection of the moon in
the water is not really pointin' to the moon.
"Chinese cultural imperialist"??? :::look of inscrutable *gigglabyte*:::
whadda oxie-moron... I heard of Chinese bein' isolationist ::sly grin:: in
more ways than one ::mad-lingua-mangler-scientist laughter:: ROTFLMAOSHIH
"no, I didn't say I was a Dowist, I said I was a TAOIST."
*snarfle* burp... Cowan funnee guy... ::^5::