September 13, 2008
Response to Discussion
What are the boundaries of words?
Words (and images) are representations of an idea or system of ideas. When a word ceases to involve its respective idea, it is perhaps no longer a word because it does not perform the function of a word. Words have have endless meanings and connotations according to the variations in individuals' experience, so in such a sense, words have no boundaries.
How well do boundaries of one word system transfer to another word system?
Boundaries transfer well, primarily because there are so few of them.I believe the boundaries I mentioned will remain true for all cases.
What are the limits of what a word system can include and still be a word system?
I have defined a word system as the representation of an idea. Thus, a word system can include any and all things which further represent the presented ideas. This can include images, objects, and more.
What are the limits of what a word system can exclude and still be a word system?
Word systems can exclude anything as long as there is something left to create the representation. Word systems can be wordless (in the traditional sense of a word).
What is a word(word system)?
An idea, in a form that is closer to communicatable.
Does translation result in a form/version of the source word/system or a new word/system?
They are the same thing? A different version, a new system...it is a translation and will thus be related, so yes, it is a new system, but yes, also a different version.
What are the forms/architectures of word systems?
Word, spoken, written, in languages. Pictures, photos. Communication of any form.
Must word systems be made of alphabets?
Absolutely not. Pictures can represent words. Tone of voice can suggest words. Little marks on paper are not the only forms of words.
Posted by ayan at September 13, 2008 06:56 PM