Friday, August 22, 2008

Depth of Languages

It's amazing how much we know from a sentence. Take, for example: "Thomas runs."

This is what we know from this one sentence:
  • Thomas exists.
  • Thomas is able to run.
  • Thomas was born.
  • Thomas has legs.
  • Thomas has feet.
  • There is such thing as running.
The list goes on and on.... This can be done in most any language.


Socrates II said...

syntax error - aren't you assuming the nature of Thomas - in which case exists has to be looked at; how do you define existence?