"tion" "ity" "mun" and "com" LO30087

From: AM de Lange (amdelange@postino.up.ac.za)
Date: 04/11/03

Replying to LO30068 --

Dear Organlearners,

Andrew Campbell < ACampnona@aol.com > writes:

>Language is no mistake. It is only taken for granted.
>And what we have yet to "discover" (dis-cover) is
>what we have long forgotten!

Greetings dear Andrew,

Thank you for these three powerful sentences.

The mistake is to take any language for granted!

Each language has a history and this history gives that language its
meaning. To ignore this history is to forget how to give deeper meaning
with that language. This results in superficial communication which itself
is also easily forgotten.

>Hence a definition of community is...the entity through
>which we give of ourselves to serve and fulfil what we
>hold in common. The opposite of crisis is community.

Wonderful! A crisis results when we cannot change as we should. The stem
"mun" of com"mun"ity can also refer to the Latin verb "mutare"=to-change
(according to WW Skeat 1883). Thus the community serves as the social
environment for sustaining personal changes.
With care and best wishes


At de Lange <amdelange@postino.up.ac.za> Snailmail: A M de Lange Gold Fields Computer Centre Faculty of Science - University of Pretoria Pretoria 0001 - Rep of South Africa

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