I understand and agree, that somehow the problem may arise from different
usages and conventions however (01)
in brief (02)
in a business process sense (as supported by SOA type applications)
a 'verb' is a command of sorts, ie, carries precises functional meaning
and should be identified a such (03)
On Jan 2, 2008 1:40 PM, John F. Sowa <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Chris and Paola,
> As I said in an earlier note, terminological clashes are
> inevitable when words from different traditions are mixed.
> The Latin word 'praedicatum' was a translation of Aristotle's
> word 'kategoria' (which had been used for an accusation in
> a court of law). Both words had the sense of some word or
> phrase that is said of something.
> CM> the predicate is the word "creator"
> PDM> shrieeekkk, what?, surprise, despair, bewilderment, incredulity
> The word 'predicate' in symbolic logic is derived from the sense
> of some description or accusation said of something. But the same
> word has been used in linguistics in the more specialized sense
> of the verb phrase saying something about the subject.
> But there is indeed a commonality that was recognized by
> Aristotle and the Scholastics. Leibniz made the point:
> Praedicatum inesse subjecto verae propositionis.
> Or in English,
> The predicate is present in the subject of a true proposition.
> For example, in the true sentence
> "Yojo is a black cat"
> all the properties implied by 'black cat' are present in Yojo.
> Words change their meanings over time, and such clashes happen.
> In Italian, for example, the word 'investimento' means both
> financial investment and traffic accident. And both of those
> meanings evolved from the original meaning of putting on clothing.
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