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Re: Non-linear / full-2d writing systems?

From:J. 'Mach' Wust <j_mach_wust@...>
Date:Friday, May 6, 2005, 7:04
On Thu, 5 May 2005 23:41:07 -0700, Sai Emrys <saizai@...> wrote:

>> Not necessarily. Generativity and the use of arbitrary signs have been >> reported by apes, for instance. > >Then you'd have to admit they have 'language', unless you can think of >another way to differentiate human language from theirs.
I admit they have, but only to a very restricted grade of complexity.
>> I only understand half of it, but this sounds as if you were claiming >> that for instance this discussion could as well be expressed in musical >> notes. How could that be (apart from inventing an artificial script that >> uses musical notes for letters)? > >How could a sequence of 0s and 1s express anything? > >Same question.
Simple codes, not essentially different from what they represent, that is, not different in the way human language ("speech", if you prefer) differs from e.g. formal logics.


Sai Emrys <saizai@...>
Damian Yerrick <tepples@...>