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USAGE: mandatory veracity & pygectomy (was: RE: USAGE: WOMYN (was: RE:

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 29, 2002, 20:44
And Rosta scripsit:

> Lojban attitudinals > are like 'ouch' and 'wow' -- they *express* emotion and attitude > without making truth-conditional claims, yes, but as with the > English interjections one may use them without really the emotion > or ironically.
Unlike the ironic uses of Eng. intj., though, this is highly un-Gricean and ought not to be done.
> Lojban community does comprise some who wish to police our usage > so that all Lojban usage is most puritanically literal --
I think one need not be committed to literalism to believe that truth-telling is good, lying is bad, and that lying with attitudinals is a more fundamental form of lying than lying with truth-functional statements, where irony is always a possibility. -- John Cowan <jcowan@...> I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen, han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith. --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_


And Rosta <a-rosta@...>