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Re: Changing worldviews with language (LONG)

From:Harald Stoiber <hstoiber@...>
Date:Sunday, November 3, 2002, 13:02
On Sun, 3 Nov 2002 06:54:19 EST, David Peterson <DigitalScream@...> wrote quite a lot.

But it seems that he misunderstood the point I was going to make.
First of all, none of my thoughts in fact deal with English itself.
I would have loved to give german examples - which would have limited
the number of persons who could actually understand such examples.
Likewise, I didn't state that I found the only acceptable version
of represent the activity of eating. Wonderful comments, David, but
it wasn't exactly what I was talking about. :-)

I am not really desiring to remove ambiguity. I am not a loglan
crusader who waves the glowing laser sword which burns away all
ambiguity. It's about a metaphysical view on language and meaning.
Perhaps it was a little bit uncautious on my part to post that bunch
of philosophy in a linguistic forum. ;-)

So, apologies to anyone who finds my considerations presumptuous.
And an open-hearted invitation to all other people who actually
want to discuss this topic with me. :-))

Waves and greetings,