Date: Tue, 8 Nov 1994 22:35:10 -0800

From: Birrell Walsh birrell[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]WELL.SF.CA.US

Subject: Re: pronoun systems, Putnam/Plato essences, haptic perception

a) Moonhawk's description of Plato sounds SO MUCH like modern

Phenomenologists when they are alert (only part of the time) that we may

find in them sympathetic ears for for neo-indigeny?

b) Is itold news to the folks on this list that the pronouns in American

Sign Language are spatial? You point (often with the nose, BTW) to a

space when talking about, say, John. Thenceforth that space serves as a

pronoun for John - you can talk to it, receive things from it, have it

talk to another space-which-is-serving-pronominally, and in every way use

it as we use pronoun's in English...