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CONLANG Digest - 17 Jan 2009 to 18 Jan 2009 (#2009-19)

From:Jose Luis Nunez <masklibertine@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 19:28
[quote]Date:    Sun, 18 Jan 2009 21:27:32 -0500
From:    "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...>
Subject: Re: Concept_sitting

On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 7:41 PM, Eugene Oh <un.doing@...> wrote:
> I think what he means is that the illogicality of the sentence means no one > would think of uttering it unless he were consciously finding a time to say > it. It wouldn't appear naturally in a conversation, for example, but would > be contrived.
Exactly. That much is true, but I dispute the contention that this aspect renders the paradox (or the ability to create same) insignificant. -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>[/quote] Well, wouldn't the problem of the paradox only be significant if you HAD to communicate through it? If not, then it's only significant through an oddball scholarly curiosity type thingie. Everyone else can pretty much get along without trying to solve the prototype, right?