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May 06, 2016

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George Mobus

@Jerry Mc.

I'm not sure if you are only referring to the way we (Ugo or me) use phrases in these blogs or not. In my textbook and my papers I assure you I try to be very rigorous in the use of terminology.

George

John Roth

I was intrigued by your comments about "mentalese". Have you looked at the Natural Semantic Metalanguage, which makes the rather strong claim to have discovered 65 "semantic primes" which are understandable to everyone over the age of about 5 and occur in all languages with exactly the same meaning? See: https://www.griffith.edu.au/humanities-languages/school-humanities-languages-social-science/research/natural-semantic-metalanguage-homepage .

George Mobus

@John,

This looks really intriguing. I had not seen anything like this before. Thanks for the tip.

George

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