CHAT: Poetry and prose
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 16, 1998, 15:57|
Raimundus A. Brown scripsit:
> The first literature of many cultures was/ is poetry.
Of every culture, I would say. M. Jourdan's discovery that all his
life he has been speaking prose is actually plausible: many cultures
never get as far as prose.
In fact, of course, we don't speak
prose, and when we hear someone doing so, we say (in English) that
he talks like a book. How is this idiom represented in other
> >> Language is not a long equation to me.
> Nor me either.
It's interesting that one of the things people are most interested
in doing with Lojban, the quintessential loglang, is writing and
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)