Re: Encoding localizable sentences (was: RE: UTC Document Register Now Public)

From: Curtis Clark <>
Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2013 18:17:03 -0700

On 2013-04-20 2:38 AM, William_J_G Overington wrote:
> I am thinking that the fact that I am not a linguist and that I am implicitly seeking the precision of mathematics and seeking provenance of a translation is perhaps the explanation of why I am thinking that localizable sentences is the way forward. There seems to a fundamental mismatch deep in human culture of the way that mathematics works precisely yet that translation often conveys an impression of meaning that is not congruently exact. Perhaps that is a factor in all of this.

Natural language lacks the logic and precision of mathematics, and is
only unpredictably unambiguous. That's why lojban was invented.

Curtis Clark
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Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona CA 91768
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