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Random |mormon| :-) (was: my proposals for a philosophical language)

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Friday, January 24, 2003, 6:33
On Thu, 23 Jan 2003 01:01:45 -0800 Sarah Marie Parker-Allen
<lloannna@...> writes:
> Anyway, enough of my rantings. I strongly suggest that you consider > why, > precisely, so many things have proper names that are more or less > universally known (e.g., the word "Mormon" is translated only in the > sense > that we modify it grammatically, so that, for example, the Russian > Book of > Mormon is "Kniga Mormona") There's absolutely no reason to delete > words > that are easy to say, have a meaning that resonates OR that is > distinct and > not shared by anything else (as an LDS church member I'm rather > curious as > to whether "mormon" has a meaning outside of our context in other > languages).
> Sarah Marie Parker-Allen
- You do realize, don't you, that just by saying that you're begging someone to put the word "mormon" into their conlang as something completely random? Like 'carrot' or 'jumping jacks'? :-) -Stephen (Steg) "...but i can't make love to you because you're fourteen..." ~ 'fourteen' by the vandals


John Cowan <jcowan@...>Random |mormon| :-) (was: my proposals for a philosophical