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#208301 - 12/11/12 07:48 PM Re: language a speak do Scandinavian you? [Re: jenny jenny]
Language is a compilation of a group of sounds that transfer information from one human being to another.
Who's doing the compiling? Are the sounds merely at random?
Word order doesn't mean diddly squat if a meaning is successfully transferred.
Some languages get along just fine without word order. The relationships between words is handled in a different way, e.g., by inflections.
Noam Chomsky - and all others with an egoficial need to pontificate - diddle in their own squat.
While I am no great fan of Chomsky's linguistic theories, I am having a tough time catching the drift of your meaning. Perhaps there isn't any, but I doubt that it has to do with word order. Maybe more to do with context or pragmatics, but in this case there does not seem to be one._________________________
Ceci n'est pas un seing.
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