[lit-ideas] Re: The Philosophy of Bachelor

  • From: Omar Kusturica <omarkusto@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:55:37 -0700 (PDT)

Actually I also prefer to write in English rather than in Montenegrin, although 
I speak the latter more easily.


 From: Eric Yost <mr.eric.yost@xxxxxxxxx>
To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2013 8:47 PM
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: The Philosophy of Bachelor
Omar: Incidentally, I discovered that Spanish has two different words
for 'bachelor'. ...One laments the poverty in English in this field.

Good point, Omar. In _Ontological Relativism_, Quine seems to suppose
that languages are not truly synonymous unless there is appeal to a

English does have a poverty of gendered shading, or so I hear from
Brazilian friends, but they seem to prefer English for its versatility
and fluency. Writing Brazilian Portuguese is apparently a torturous
enterprise, and the struggle against baroque Portuguese constructions,
built-in syntactic evasiveness, and turbid expression is ongoing and
daunting for them.


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