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#208528 - 12/28/12 03:03 PM Ithkuil
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ANNALS OF LINGUISTICS
UTOPIAN FOR BEGINNERS
An amateur linguist loses control of the language he invented.
BY JOSHUA FOER
There are so many ways for speakers of English to see the world. We can glimpse, glance, visualize, view, look, spy, or ogle. Stare, gawk, or gape. Peek, watch, or scrutinize. Each word suggests some subtly different quality: looking implies volition; spying suggests furtiveness; gawking carries an element of social judgment and a sense of surprise. When we try to describe an act of vision, we consider a constellation of available meanings. But if thoughts and words exist on different planes, then expression must always be an act of compromise.... see link.
Entire topic Subject Posted by Posted Ithkuil BranShea 12/28/12 03:03 PM Re: Ithkuil zmjezhd 12/29/12 11:09 AM Re: Ithkuil BranShea 12/29/12 06:35 PM Re: Ithkuil zmjezhd 12/29/12 07:08 PM Re: Ithkuil maverick 01/01/13 02:56 PM
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