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Carroll, since you are being legalistic about it, I should say the affect is elicited by language designed to do so. I do not believe that words have their own feelings. Diana


From:  Carrol Cox <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:  "T. S. Eliot Discussion forum." <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject:  Re: OT - Euler's identity
Date:  Thu, 8 Feb 2007 11:37:33 -0600
Diana Manister wrote:
>
> But Rick, the formula communicates no affect. Someone reading it might
> be enraged, mystified, saddened or amazed. The affect is in the
> observer, not in the language. Diana

Affect can't be anyplace _but_ the observer. The language can trigger
affect but it is incoherent to speak of affect being "in the language."

Carrol


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