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make you think of ?
( don't know the english title ) is an amazing work from Virgil.
it's called Bucolics!
although the Patrick Wolf lyric "great minds against themselves conspire", is lifted from the Aeneid.
But nothing compared to bucolics...
(I don't have shingles).
seeing as all meanings were assigned to words by some people somewhere in time they kind of all dont really fit..!
i mean 'water' doesnt sound like a wet running liquid substance really, we're just sort of programmed to think it does!
water would have sounded different 700 years ago, if it even existed!
evolve to suit their meaning. hence frequently used words like "and" only having one syllable, rather than 200
but that doesnt mean it sounds like its meaning, water for instance, is describing a mixture of gases, so it's almost a nickname (i.e. its evolved with our language like you said), but it still doesn't bear any resemblance to what it is.
which is what this thread is(n't) about. Like lithe sounds like its meaning!
i was just thinking out loud, think its related to a philisophy by Hilary Putnam i read ages ago!