Category: Linguistics

Reveries on Linguistics


A mathematical view of articulation and translation

Introduction In a previous article I asked the question “is language inherently inadequate?” and in another previous article I introduced the analogy comparing languages to vector spaces. In this article I will expand on those two articles...


Why language is not inherently inadequate

It has been said many times and in many contexts that language is inadequate. That is, language is not sufficient to accurately, or to a satisfactory degree of completeness, articulate ones thoughts, feelings, or the intricacies...


How Vector Spaces and Languages are alike

Note from the Shawn of the future Quick side note from me — written 13-08-2014. In migrating my blog I found this old article I wrote as a second year university student (February 2011) while I...