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Of course. That's why we have to look for the real
primitives (the concepts that cannot be defined
simpler). Wierzbicka explains all that in a very
interesting way.

--- Christophe Grandsire
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Defining words from other words is just
> delaying the inevitable
> (the fact that most dictionary definitions are
> circular should be evidence
> enough :)) ), because eventually you always end up
> having to point out
> something and say "this is *X*", because there's
> just no other way to
> explain what the word *X* means.
>
> Christophe Grandsire.
>
> http://rainbow.conlang.free.fr
>
> You need a straight mind to invent a twisted
> conlang.
>


=====
Philippe Caquant

"Le langage est source de malentendus."
(Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

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