Re: [sl4] normative language is rational

From: Johnicholas Hines (
Date: Fri Feb 13 2009 - 11:20:40 MST

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 12:37 PM, Charles Hixson
<> wrote:
> Isn't "should" the 1st subjunctive future of "shall"?
> I believe it expresses intentionality with the emphasis on things that will
> happen because they were those chosen to happen, and requiring action by the
> subject in order to cause them to occur.

It sounds like you've studied some grammar and/or linguistics. Are you
offering this formalization in order to be helpful? How does your
formalization relate to the rationality (or irrationality) of language
like "ought", "duty", "obligation" and "morality"? What is your point?

As far as I understand your specification, I agree with you.


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