Winter/Spring

Linguistics


Huginn: Blessed be Sapir, and blessed be Whorf, who in this generation spake truth about speech and language!

Muninn: My dear, it is man who constrains language to his will, and not language which constrains man.

H: But it is biology which constrains the human spirit, and linguistics which governs thought.

M: (sighing) If that were so, you would be Language, not Thought, and I would have left you for Prometheus. You are Thought, you should think.

H: (sulking) It was a pretty idea. And true in parts. You sound like Noam.

M: You and I are archetypes; we cannot afford to be merely true in parts, but must be true in all.

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