On Tue, 10 Nov 1998, Mathias M. Lassailly wrote: > Charles wrote : > > > I think this all supports the (in-?)famous Sapir-Whorf hypothesis > > that a language shapes (does not just express) thoughts. > > I thought that was the intent of Lojban, to explore different > > ways of thinking, rather than claiming to be the One True Faith. > Well, Charles, my post may have been too vehement - as always. I was unclear; I agree with what your wrote, and think it ironic that a lang meant to be "experimental" is now being claimed by "logbob" as the one true non-code wonderful etc language. If Sapir-Whorf is true, there can be no such thing, which contradicts "logbob"'s thesis; if it is false, Lojban makes no sense at all. > TIAJIDMI (this is a joke; I don't mean it) I have seen J/K for "just kidding" ... Your "defense" of the ancient dual-number was a thing of beauty. I had been thinking of such features as merely annoying, before.