[lit-ideas] Wittgenstein on depth grammar

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In a message dated 5/14/2015 7:05:14 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
omarkusto@xxxxxxxxx writes:
group where there is some philosophical discussion - not too profound.

The idea of 'profound' is interesting. It is a Latinism. The correlative
Anglo-Saxonism is "deep". Witters (or Ludwig Wittgenstein if you mustn't)
would find Chomsky's distinction between surface and deep grammar (the
deep-surface distinction) not too profound philosophically, but then Chomsky
said he was a philosoopher.

O. T. O. H., by depth grammar, Wittgensteinians mean 'logical form'; only
it sounds better.

This philosopher I live prefers the shallow berths of the seas of lingo,



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