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A Reflection. A Maxim. Of Words. Of Meaning.

Too long did I fuss over symmetry and neat correspondence between word and world, word and thought, word and meaning. Most words are multivalent. But making one word have one meaning is tedious, in some cases impossible, and generally paralyzing.

One does not say anything, does not begin to say anything, if one fights against words themselves.

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2 thoughts on “A Reflection. A Maxim. Of Words. Of Meaning.

  1. I love reading your writings, as they often include fantastic new vocabulary (for me)! In a couple years, I can use this blog as vocab. curriculum! :-)

    • I wonder if studying short aphorisms (like the maxims of this blog or the proverbs of the OT) is especially conducive to adding new words into a vocabulary.

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