If you were to consider using the biological analogy, wouldn't you
think that phonemes, morphemes and sememes have a much stronger
resemblance to the DNA of a language than words do?
Ken Armstrong wrote:
> I worry a bit about explaining language with biology as that seems to be
> the m.o. of the likes of Stephen Pinker and Daniel Dennet, you know,
> _Consciousness Explained_, a title (among many!) trumpeting its own
> unknowing defeat, and which in the end boils down to old fashioned
> materialism, be it simple or complex. So I ask.
>> At 01:28 AM 10/28/2004 -0700, Francis Gavin wrote:
>> Words are the DNA of language. It's also commutative. A virus is a