Date: Sat, 15 Nov 1997 15:55:33 -0500

From: Ron Butters RonButters[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Re: one as a pronoun?

DL writes:

... words ... in the final analysis

are merely oscillations of molecules

in a sound medium or marks on

flattish surfaces

Another way of looking at it (which I prefer) is that "in the final

analysis" words are mental representations in the minds of speakers of a

language--representations that link sound, grammar, and meaning. Why

emphasize phonologgy/orthography and ignore morphology, syntax, and meaning?