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On Fri, 13 May 2005 22:22:41 -0400, Paul Bennett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>On Fri, 13 May 2005 22:00:36 -0400, Remi Villatel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> I've always believed that a language influences your tought. Another
>> writing
>> system, in particular if it's as special as a 2dWS would be much like an
>> another language. Sapir-Worf and so on...
>
>Sapir-Worf could not possibly be true. If it were, we'd still be banging
>rocks together, if that.

Neither this nor that. I don't believe that there are fundamental
differences in thinking depending on different languages. But I do believe
that language has an influence on though. A Frenchman, for instance, would
be more prone to associate the concepts of "mother" and "sea" than an
Englishman, since they are homophonous in his language. Similar differences
(in ease of association) arise from grammatical categories as well, think of
a language that distinguishes inclusive and exclusive 1st singular plural
and another that doesn't.

kry@s:
j. 'mach' wust