suzmccarth wrote:

> Back to Aksharas - here is Julia Kristeva in 'Language: the
> Unknown'. 1989. "The terminology.. indicates that sound was
> conceived of as matter that assured the reality of the vibration
> that is the meaning of speech. Aksara, "syllable", comes from the
> religious text naksarati, 'that which does not leak' or rather 'the
> imperishable basis of discourse". The phoneme, varna, had in the
> beginning the sense of 'coloration'". However, she mentions
> that "Indian 'logic' also tackled the rules of linguistic
> construction." An expanation for the term 'logical order' for
> Chinese input?

You're not saying that you take seriously _anything_ Kristeva says??
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...