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Thinking without language?

John Turnbull john at turnbull.org
Fri Nov 26 10:41:51 EST 1999


In article <81k5it$jpg$4 at nntp.Stanford.EDU>,
Larisa Migachyov <lvm at leland.Stanford.EDU> wrote:

>I don't know why it's so hard to believe that an expression of anguish can
>have no words attached to it.  When you trip, do you think "Oh no! I
>tripped!" in precisely these words?

Precisely those words, no.  It's more likely to be "Ow" if it hurt, or
"Damn!" it I dropped something, and depending on the level of surprise
I may say those before I can stop myself.





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