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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

luMpInG sPlitTiNg

 Language lumps and splits.  Lumping is making a big category.  Splitting is dividing categories up into smaller ones. These operations are arbitrary, in the sense that the size of the categories is arbitrary.  

Even concrete language is abstract. Even a "concrete" noun like cat is a word for a category, usually. 

Language characterizes, casts an attitude over something. It carries baggage, implications.  

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