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Re: LUNATIC again

From:charles <catty@...>
Date:Saturday, November 7, 1998, 23:53
Nik Taylor wrote:
> > charles wrote: > > All languages are codes. What's wrong with that? > > No, language and code are different things.
Yes, they are different; "language" is a subset of "code", not the reverse.
> A code is a way of hiding > something in an actual language.
As used here, "code" can often mean "relex". In any case I won't quibble further with you. I'm disagreeing with the contention that conlangs are "just codes"; English is in the same boat.