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Posted on: Discussing the Ayi
June 10, 2013, 01:18 PM

Welcome back Dilu, you were missed!

Posted on: Hamsters, Snakes, and Owls
October 05, 2012, 02:43 AM

I'm sorry, I didn't mean to misrepresent you.

There is an article on natural language on wikipedia (which I have not read):

Posted on: Hamsters, Snakes, and Owls
October 05, 2012, 12:49 AM

You know Rich, it seems to me that in almost every respect you agree with Tal, which is that you find the rat/mouse distinction useful, and that the same distinction does not appear as important in Chinese. This may be offered as AN example of where Chinese MAY be less precise than English if that was under discussion. You also appear to disagree with Mr Trendy in so far as you find the distinction useful and would probably be unwilling to reject the natural language mouse/rat distinction merely because it does not map neatly onto the biological classification scheme.

Regarding precision and this particular example, it may be that the need to add contextual information is central to the definition of the relative precision of a language. The only comment that I will make on the precision of any language is that to say that a language is relatively less precise is not to imply that it is necessarily inferior.

Posted on: Hamsters, Snakes, and Owls
October 03, 2012, 03:36 PM

Hey Tal, I noticed that while defending your claim that "rat"/"mouse" was a useful distinction, a claim you attempted to support with an external reference, you choose bluster over supplying evidence and also did not actually read the evidence that you choose not to provide, and contradicted the evidence that you did provide by making assertions that are consistent with the contents of the external evidence that you did not provide and did not read. You also managed to find a link in the middle of the article that you cited by didn't read. You are awesome!!!!

Posted on: Handling Rambunctious Children
July 06, 2012, 10:44 PM

Nice to see you on the boards again Tal!

Posted on: Marco Polo in China
January 25, 2011, 12:22 AM

I was thinking the same thing

Posted on: Marco Polo in China
January 24, 2011, 11:58 PM

"While bursting bubbles can be fun ..."

beautiful sentence

Posted on: Keen on Clean
November 17, 2010, 04:28 AM

Great job! Thanks Dilu!

Posted on: You've been everywhere!
September 29, 2010, 01:18 PM

Hi Baba, did you get the PM I sent you?

Posted on: You've been everywhere!
September 03, 2010, 12:17 AM

my attempt to render "mathematics" in Hiberno-English