Re: LUNATIC again
|Date:||Sunday, November 8, 1998, 3:31|
Nik Taylor wrote:
> charles wrote:
> > Yes, they are different; "language" is a subset
> > of "code", not the reverse.
> I'd say that they're different things. A code is simply a disguise for
> a language, a language is a way of looking at the world. To use a
> metaphor, a language is the eyes, while a code is colored contact
Nice metaphor. I "see" language as a medium, not the message;
in other words, langs are mere encodings of the real meaning.
Others may think that words are the very stuff of thought.
I'll end my philosophizing here.