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Re: Re : Malat

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Thursday, December 10, 1998, 4:49
At 06:42 10/12/98 -0600, you wrote:
>Christophe Grandsire wrote: >> But in that case nearly _every_ language is illogical (at least
>> language of an "industrialized society") as the whole world is in a major >> upheaval! > >Let me rephrase it. No language is 100% logical, but most of the >European languages, at the very least, come close, as the current >"upheaval" is based in their cultures, and thus they are adapting well. >There are some gross illogicalities, from the current worldview's >perspective, such as obligatory gender-marking in most of the European >langauges, but overall they remain internally consistent. Some >non-European languages, on the other hand, are suffering from a totally >foreign worldview being imposed on them, and are thus in the process of >major change, presumably retaining elements of the native worldview, and >elements of the "new" worldview. I don't know enough about those to say >whether they are retaining internal coherency or not, but I'd guess that >they are. Humans tend to be quite flexible, incorporating new ideas >into an old frame of reference whenever possible. >
Okay, now I get the point.
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