Re: Bootstrapping a cooperative conlang
|From:||Michael Poxon <mike@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, November 18, 2007, 0:47|
Yes, but that's because you already come to the project with an existing
cultural image of "mouse".
And I have a feeling that's why a conlang without a culture is not a conlang
In the real world, language and culture are inseparable. So surely the same
> While reading Wierzbicka's definition of "mouse" at some point I gathered
> enough information to conclude which "thing-I-already-know" is being
> From that point on, the rest of the definition is irrelevant, and I can
> ignore it. The rest of the definition may, indeed, tell me things about
> what a
> mouse IS, but I already know those things.