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23 September 2003 @ 01:43 am
Moral cypher...  
Your language is the code you live by.
Mood: analytical
Music: Radiohead - Backdrifts
herding virtual hedgehogsnessur on September 23rd, 2003 11:59 am (UTC)
here's another tasty block of Bush that i found, thinking of your post this weekend.

A third challenge we share is a challenge to our conscience. We must act decisively to meet the humanitarian crises of our time. The United States has begun to carry out the Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, aimed at preventing AIDS on a massive scale, and treating millions who have the disease already. We have pledged $15 billion over five years to fight AIDS around the world.

he's such a nice guy, no?
S0n of N00nbibble on September 24th, 2003 07:57 am (UTC)
you need to do some reading on linguistics (ala noam chomsky). no doubt you could rock some serious ass and blow all our minds on our socks.
S0n of N00nbibble on September 24th, 2003 08:00 am (UTC)
somewhere to start?
S0n of N00nbibble on September 24th, 2003 08:13 am (UTC)
Re: somewhere to start?
found a link that works to that first one (seemed interesting)

S0n of N00n: Here's what -I- think happened...bibble on September 24th, 2003 08:57 am (UTC)
on universal language:
"This "Principles and Parameters" approach, as it has been called, rejected the concept of rule and grammatical construction entirely; there are no rules for forming relative clauses in Hindi, verb phrases in Bantu, passives in Japanese, and so on. The familiar grammatical constructions are taken to be taxonomic artifacts, useful for informal description perhaps but with no theoretical standing. They have something like the status of "terrestial mammal" or "household pet." And the rules are decomposed into general principles of the faculty of language, which interact to yield the properties of expressions. We can think of the initial state of the faculty of language as a fixed network connected to a switch box; the network is constituted of the principles of language, while the switches are the options to be determined by experience. When the switches are set one way, we have Bantu; when they are set another way, we have Japanese. Each possible human language is identified as a particular setting of the switches - a setting of parameters, in technical terminology. If the research program succeeds, we should be able literally to deduce Bantu from one choice of settings, Japanese from another, and so on through the languages that humans can acquire."
Mellenabsentmammoth on September 24th, 2003 09:09 am (UTC)
Re: on universal language:
Wow, that's sexy.