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Re: LUNATIC again

From:charles <catty@...>
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 > lenses.
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.