[b-hebrew] logograms--an ode to Hebrew
peterkirk at qaya.org
Thu Dec 23 11:41:09 EST 2004
On 23/12/2004 16:29, Lisbeth S. Fried wrote:
>Third, Derida says that the written word preceded the spoken. I never
>understood this tho, but maybe you do.
Does he really say this? Even though all the evidence and every linguist
says precisely the opposite? Does he really mean that all the tribal
peoples who had no concept of writing until recent western contact, but
who could all speak perfectly well, had once been literate but had
entirely forgotten about writing?
Or is he speaking in some kind of riddle?
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