June 24, 2019 at 6:52 pm #302927
It came up in a discussion. The point being made is that since things are changing all the time that it’s not right to use nouns to refer to then as some kind of fixed and permanent things but to use action verbs to do so. Like thinking, working, etc.
Doesn’t make sense to me since those are actions. A noun doesn’t imply the object is permanent or doesn’t change.June 24, 2019 at 7:24 pm #302928LaustenKeymaster
Well, you used “point being” correctly in that sentence. Better than I can say for some people.June 24, 2019 at 8:02 pm #302929
It’s just that when I heard it I got into a tailspin of definitions. But I just had this notion that actions (verbs) don’t fit as “objects” (according to his version). Things change but that doesn’t make them verbs, but I don’t know the philosophical words to argue that.June 24, 2019 at 9:33 pm #302935
XAIN – Rome is burning around and this what occupies your mind?June 24, 2019 at 9:34 pm #302936
I don’t live in Rome so I don’t care. I care about this thing that could potentially upend how I live life or experience it. Potentially that is.June 24, 2019 at 9:59 pm #302939
You dont live on mother earth? Are you a moron??June 24, 2019 at 10:14 pm #302940LaustenKeymaster
Good demonstration of why we have global warming. There was a moment there I thought humanity might make it. I’m back to doubting again.June 24, 2019 at 10:45 pm #302943
I live on Earth yes, but not Rome. Ergo what happens there doesn’t concern me, and to be frank what happens to the planet doesn’t concern me either. I’m more concerned about this and the potentially mind bending implications for me (just me though, I don’t think other people would be influenced by it). I think I got it from actualized.org.June 24, 2019 at 11:54 pm #302946
Cretin comes to mindJune 25, 2019 at 1:44 pm #302976
Huh?June 26, 2019 at 10:25 am #303035AdvocatusParticipant
Don’t let Player bother you, Xain. Most of us have learned by now to ignore 80% of what he says, and take the rest with a grain of salt.
This idea reminds me of a beautiful story by Borges, “Tlon Uqbar Orbis Tertius”. It’s about a totally fictional planet that was invented by a group of scholars. The language of Tlon was said to have no nouns either. They supposedly spoke in verbs and adjectives. I suppose that a whole nation of poets could bring that off, but for most of us language is just a rough approximation of thought anyway. Nouns are essential to make ourselves understood.June 26, 2019 at 2:41 pm #303066Citizenschallenge-v.3ParticipantJune 27, 2019 at 8:03 pm #303118
I’m kind of stuck on this one since aren’t “noun”s just the process of molecules holding together in a certain way?June 27, 2019 at 8:13 pm #303119
I mean how can nouns be nouns when things are never permanent or unchanging?June 28, 2019 at 5:21 am #303121LoisLParticipant
Xian, you’re mixing up grammar and physics. You might hurt yourself.
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