Saturday, November 5, 2011
The language barrier. I don't mean the one between most Americans and another person from a different country. I'm talking about the one between people. Even if they speak the same language. In all languages, words are Polysemic, which means that the word ball has several meanings. Understanding what people are talking about (even when they speak the same language) is "the language game".Zombies don't have that problem, each moan is subtly different, telling others different things, like "food here" or "hungry" though there's not many words in their vocabulary, and a young Wittgenstein already tried several years ago, I believe that it's possible to write a language where all the words mean one thing. The negative side is there would be thousands of new words to learn. What do you guys think? Is it possible, or even worth it? Comment, lemme know.