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Old 08-03-2013, 11:33 AM   #31
Bernd Lehnen
Join Date: Jan 2013
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Re: What is Aiki? Introduction to a method of analyzing Aiki. (Part 3)

Ron Ragusa wrote: View Post
"The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."

---Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll

Crane, date, page, engaged, foil, leaves, net, point, right, rose, type, hip, run, hop, just to name a few. Multiple meanings for words is pretty common, in English anyway. So I guess the answer to Alice's question is yes. The meanings of many words will evolve with time and usage.
That's why an agreement about boundary conditions and context as well as (here a healthy dose of Ludwig Wittgenstein) what kind of "Sprachspiel" we are in is so important for any fruitful discussion.
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