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on getting the hell out of here (was: RE: Comparison of philosophical languages

From:And Rosta <a.rosta@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 22, 2003, 3:18
> En réponse à Andrew Nowicki <andrew@...>: > > Sorry Sally (and myself by the way :)) ). I didn't want to reply, but > this goes > to far > > > I believe that any language is merely a tool that > > should be discarded when a better tool is found > > If so, then you've understood nothing about languages and this list and > should get the hell out of here!!!!! If there is one list where languages > are considered more than tools, it's here. If that's all you can think > about languages, then you better leave
I understand that Andrew presses the wrong buttons and provokes your ire, but I object to you telling him to leave for saying what he said. As I have explained in other messages, his view is perfectly legitimate, and if there is one branch of linguistics where languages can be considered as tools, it is conlanging. It is all very well for you, an artlanger, to not be interested in that sort of conlanging, but it is objectionable for you to say his brand of conlanging should be gone from this list which in principle is for the discussion of conlanging (conlang design) in general. That said, I read what you said as essentially an intemperate outburst under sore provocation, rather than the beginnings of a campaign to legislate on the sorts of conlangs that may be discussed on the list. --And.


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