Monday, July 07, 2008
Origin of the Speeching
What is the natural habitat of words?
What is each word’s ecosystem?
What happens when its habitat disappears or is destroyed?
Can we apply the concepts of natural selection, evolution, adaptation, & extinction to letters, punctuation, words, phrases, sentences, languages?
How do words compete for resources?
What sustains words?
Do words compete for limited meaning resources?
For limited available concepts?
For new mouths?
Not a general economy, but a general ecology of language.
Remember: Thorn, eth, ash, yogh, wynn.