Re: One-To-One Relationships

From: Bob Badour <>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 16:46:09 -0400
Message-ID: <47507695$0$5255$>

David Cressey wrote:

> "Bob Badour" <> wrote in message
> news:47505d5d$0$5287$

>>David Cressey wrote:
>>>"paul c" <> wrote in message
>>>>JOG wrote:
>>>>>Anything that can be described as a noun is an entity in my book,
>>>>>whether abstract or not. We must be able to describe them by their
>>>>>attributes, and identify them by one attribute that is consistent over
>>>>>the lifetime in the universe of discourse. That's my take.
>>>>Not to brag, but in my haphazard quest to discern only the essential, I
>>>>have wondered too about the possible importance of nouns. Can't prove
>>>>it but I'm pretty sure any set of domain values can be turned into a
>>>>noun, eg., "red" becomes "redness". Same for a "relationship entity".
>>>>I'd say "noun" is an improvement over "entity" if that might make it
>>>>more obvious that most logical system doesn't need to understand English
>>>>grammar. But it also seems like a risky invite for more
>>>>mountain-building by the techies with ulterior motives who like to turn
>>>>nouns into verbs, eg., "architect".
>>>I don't mean to start yet another meta-discussion, but the term "noun"
> is

>>>more useful in the grammatical analysis of Latin than of English. As
>>>somebody else said, any noun can be verbed in English. In particular,
>>>nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs are distinguished from each other
>>>more by context and function than by differences in form.
>>>When English first began to be studied from a grammatical point of view,
>>>the grammars of Latin and Greek, which had been honed to a fine state,
>>>were applied whole hog to English. Not necessarily a good fit.
>>If only I were able to find a use for the subjunctive and the reflexive,
>>I would avail myself of both.
> That's a joke, right Bob? This time I'll try not to give it away!

Don't even get me started on tri-syllabic laxing! Received on Fri Nov 30 2007 - 21:46:09 CET

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