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Old 09-12-2009, 12:50 AM   #29
Peter Goldsbury
 
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Re: Transmission, Inheritance, Emulation 15

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I think the basic legitimacy of ways of reading of texts is not dictated by scholars but by those who express it in playing with the language and render its function by using it according to rules and manners that they mutually understand and appreciate -- or even invent -- and thereby give meaning to. Kotodama is in this mode of language. Playful craft in lively bending language endures far longer than any scholarly work of dissection. That is not to make a value judgment -- but merely an observation as to developmental and cultural priorities in the uses of language. I am not alone in this conclusion.
Who said anything about dictation? In your way of expression, you are making a value judgment here.

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