question about phonemes

Rob Freeman rjfreeman at EMAIL.COM
Sat Apr 5 10:32:14 UTC 2003

Hi Tom,

Are you objecting specifically to the idea of emergence here, or radical
theoretical posturing in general?


On Saturday 05 April 2003 9:32 am, Tom Givon wrote:
> Sure. And while we're at it, reality doesn't exist either. Not really.
> Besides, it is so tyranical & oppressive. You gotta watch out, gotta
> compute, gotta worry, gotta duck. So let's hear it for freedom & new power,
> hey?  TG
> ============
> Rob Freeman wrote:
> > ...
> > I would propose that the non-existence advocates re-phrase their argument
> > from one that states outright that phonemes don't exist, to one that
> > emphasizes more that they are in a state of being continuously created.

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