February 17, 2008

Sri Aurobindo's importation of the Latin-Greek-Sanskrit morphology to English

The economy of classical language ... lexicontrol
The economy of classical language (Prose and Poetry) is relational, which means that in it words are abstracted as much as possible in the interest of relationships. In it, no word has a density by itself, it is hardly the sign of the thing, but rather the means of conveying a connection. Far from plunging into an inner reality

Examples: 1) Aurobindo's "Involution and Evolution" writings for the most perfect example of direct importation of the method or mindset of Latin-Greek-Sanskrit morphology to English. 2) Colebrooke's translation of the Sankhya Karika. 3) Dr. Johnson.... lexicontrol

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