Category: Linguistics

Reveries on Linguistics

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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...

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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...

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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...