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Friday, March 23, 2012

I, one, tiny, kid, begin, first, enter and new.

We know the number one is the first of numbers, but we do not understand why the number one is the first of numbers, or why it is in the beginning of numbers. We know the smallest natural number is 1, but we do not understand the why as well.

The linguists’ habit of giving us definite conclusions has all kind of bad effects. The human language is being researched only from the point view of what we got so far, from the superficial side of language, not from that of its sources where thoughts came from. When the linguists' conclusions are accepted as a whole truth, not an accurate truth because there is eliminated the most important factor inside the language, it is compelled to build prejudices. Thus, when some linguists hold an opposite view, whose conclusions have the same importance as the accepted current conclusions, they are condemned to be heavily criticized, such as the Greenberg's mass comparison method, which is not accepted by the majority of linguists, to be more precise: by the most historical linguists; consonance with preconceptions, or to silence. For example, as to etymology, the majority of linguists disapprove them, but they conceal the fact in public because they are afraid of losing their credibility; prejudices also will make up new terms to eliminate them..

The most historical linguists haven’t ever tried seriously to find out a connection between language and the world, with the exclusion of Noam Chomsky and Joseph Harold Greenberg . They anyway have perpetually given a relation between the language and their theoretical objects, which are also a part of the language; Karl Popper puts the language into the world of products of the human mind, the world 3, but the language is a little larger. The language is a combination of these elements: Speakers(society), word-sound, word’s meaning, and the objects-phenomena of physical world; Karl Popper wrote ".. the physical world 1 into the world of non-living physical objects and into the world of living things, of biological objects;..". What is missing in the language theories is just the main element: the objects-phenomena of physical world. I agree with  Karl Popper's view of the physical world of living things, but I will add that it consists not only of plants and of animals, but also of human beings themselves.

Modern humans have a concept for the number one as an independent concept; however the number one has been for a long time a certain concrete object for them. The number one has been entirely concrete for many millenniums. Early human beings were becoming conscious at first of their existence and the nature existence.
Where  did the "I" come from?
How did it develop?
Te "I" started to be formed as a thought from the observation on seedlings. They distinguished a simple seedling from other non-seedling thing. A concrete seedling had for them multi meaning dimensions. There are some space-tempo-size senses, or multi-system semantic values they developed gradually during their evolution.


Seedling language

1. A seedling (or a baby) can not arise suddenly at an empty location. It is going to came up continuously from the first moment to a very definite location, which is also the first time-space-size of itself.

2. A seedling can not be smaller and newer as the first time of rising up

3. A seedling can not occupy more than one lactation at the same time.




Those senses defined many semantic concepts:

Concrete Concepts
Enter-beginning
New-give birth
One-first
Tiny-minimum-minor-micro
Single-I


TAB1 "I" Semantic Visual  Summary 




The creation of the language was not a static process, when for a second someone, from somewhere invented the word for the number one. The word for the number one came from a slow process of understanding, coping and invention over at least hundred thousands of years. The slow process of evolution had at the same time one multidimensional effect in many directions: shaping concepts, the language, the brain, eyes, ears, the nose, the skin. That process made concepts of what they saw, heard, tasted, touched, and smelled. The evolutionary natural selection pressure shaped first a single mathematical concept, the “I”, starting to build the language organ into the brain. The interaction of the language elements during the evolution process grouped together to the "I" the “seedling”, the “give birth”, the “single”, the “new”, the “enter”, the “begin”, the "one”, the “first”, the “arise”, the “open”, etc, based on how similar as a concept they are, things that form the same type of continuous pattern.

Physical world language
However, it was not the whole picture; they perceived all other proximity elements to each other as continuing all the same path simultaneously with the “I”, such as “small, alone, whole", etc. The "I" was carrying simultaneously many future words, and the initial stage of a sentence. That way was shaped the unity of space-time-size of a physical world into brain; with our modern of grammar terms: as pre-verb, as a pre-noun, a pre-adjective, as a concrete number, etc. Shaping of new concepts by evolution made possible a subdivision or explosion of the "I" family concept, which is what I listed above and I have written previously. Discovering the physical world into which those words were born is important, their family too, but, however, in order to understand completely the process of subdivision, a discovery of other families is necessary.

We knew, but we did not understand why the number one was the first of numbers, or why it was in the beginning of numbers. We knew the smallest natural number was1, but we did not understand the why as well. However, it is not only the first and smallest of numbers. All language starts from that concept.




References:

1.Karl Popper, "Three Worlds", 1978, The Tanner Lectures on Human Values.Section I, p.143.

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