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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
at all.
In the real world, language and culture are inseparable. So surely the same
for conlangs?
> While reading Wierzbicka's definition of "mouse" at some point I gathered > enough information to conclude which "thing-I-already-know" is being > described. > From that point on, the rest of the definition is irrelevant, and I can > safely > ignore it. The rest of the definition may, indeed, tell me things about > what a > mouse IS, but I already know those things. >


Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>
Mia Soderquist <happycritter@...>