Language Laws

c stirling bartholomew cc.constantine at worldnet.att.net
Fri Dec 20 20:40:36 EST 2002


on 12/20/02 5:25 PM, Peter Kirk wrote:

> That's not the analytic method based on paradigms and vocabulary lists,
> that's analogous to learning Hebrew by reading straight from the
> original texts. Though I guess your ex-POW knew the alphabet before he
> started.
> 
> Peter Kirk

Peter,

You are right. Don't know what I was thinking about when I wrote that.
Punchy, as usual. The milk can approach is actually inductive. The only text
he had available for 18 months was food labels and he collected them and
studied them at length so there was some analysis, however no one gave him a
grammar to use. He had no paradigms to use and no lexicon.

greetings, clay


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Clayton Stirling Bartholomew
Three Tree Point
P.O. Box 255 Seahurst WA 98062





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