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09 August 2007 @ 04:30 pm
Babel on!  
On the recommendation of shatterstripes, I'm currently reading Samuel R. Delany's Babel-17.

normanrafferty? pyat? This is the kind of stuff I want in a Space Opera game.
 
 
I feel: refreshedrefreshed
 
 
 
Hafochafoc on August 9th, 2007 11:55 pm (UTC)
hrmm. The hypothesis that language affects thinking is one I'd considered for a long time. Whether I read it somewhere or came up with it on my own I don't know. But yet again you have pointed out to me that a concept I used myself had a formal name and a long history.

Kind of disappointing. One of these days I'll come up with something original, but it will probably be insane. :D

Did I ever inflict on you _The Language of Emotion?_ I like that story, but damned if I can seem to get anyone to wade through it. Partly because the language is difficult, I guess. But since the language tells you how the protagonist's mind works (and, conversely, the sort of programming that formed his mind,) I could never see how I could get around it. A disappointment, that story. I thought people would love it.
Your Obedient Serpentathelind on August 10th, 2007 12:47 am (UTC)
Yes, I LOVED that story!

I think we talked about the Worf-Sapir Hypothesis back then, too.