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tahir.imanov
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6/27/2014 4:38:29 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Everyone should have right to pronounce, to write to spell any word as they like.

Everyone should have right to attach meaning(s) to any word as they like.
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Juris_Naturalis
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6/27/2014 11:03:42 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 6/27/2014 4:38:29 PM, tahir.imanov wrote:
Everyone should have right to pronounce, to write to spell any word as they like.

Everyone should have right to attach meaning(s) to any word as they like.

That's a really dumb Idea. Do you have any idea how many dialects of English would result of this?
Martley
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6/28/2014 8:08:32 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 6/27/2014 4:38:29 PM, tahir.imanov wrote:
Everyone should have right to pronounce, to write to spell any word as they like.

Everyone should have right to attach meaning(s) to any word as they like.

From now on I will spell "debate.org" as "Shillelagh Nipples"... I'm sure the URL will still work, because its my right!
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6/28/2014 12:49:17 PM
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tahir.imanov
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6/28/2014 9:44:39 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 6/27/2014 11:03:42 PM, Juris_Naturalis wrote:
At 6/27/2014 4:38:29 PM, tahir.imanov wrote:
Everyone should have right to pronounce, to write to spell any word as they like.

Everyone should have right to attach meaning(s) to any word as they like.

That's a really dumb Idea. Do you have any idea how many dialects of English would result of this?

I don't give a ## about English. And it is not limited to English only.
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Sidewalker
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6/29/2014 4:33:06 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 6/27/2014 4:38:29 PM, tahir.imanov wrote:
Everyone should have right to pronounce, to write to spell any word as they like.

Everyone should have right to attach meaning(s) to any word as they like.

They can if they want, they just won't be able to communicate....if words don't communicate, then what's the point?
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6/29/2014 5:05:05 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 6/27/2014 4:38:29 PM, tahir.imanov wrote:
Everyone should have right to pronounce, to write to spell any word as they like.

Everyone should have right to attach meaning(s) to any word as they like.

That's an interesting idea. So, for example, if I said "keep away from me, you creep," you could choose to interpret it as "please take my purse. It's full of money and I want you to have it."

The thing is though (in relation to your rights to free interpretation of language being infringed when you're taken to court), would you REALLY think that's what I meant, or would you just CLAIM to think that? Because I think interpretation of language is automatic.

Possibly, with great difficulty and effort, you could train yourself to understand language in a different way to cultural norms. But then - if you genuinely couldn't understand language in the normal way - I think you would be ruled as mentally deficient. In that case, you would be excused all sorts of acts on the grounds of mental deficiency that would be crimes if done by normal people. So you kind of do have the right.
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6/29/2014 6:58:26 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
It's not a matter of rights, its a matter of practicality. People are perfectly within their rights to make up words and interpret them, however no one else is obliged to acknowledge that. If an individual interprets words that allow him to break the law, then he has broken a universally accepted interpretation of words and the society will punish him for it. He still is within his rights, but society is also within its own rights to ignore or punish him for it.
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