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    Default Propositional meaning

    Hi,

    Say you have a word in Arabic and the word does not exist in English, and the only is to describe it, does it mean that it does there is no PROPOSITIONAL equivalent?

    Please help I hope my question is clear!!

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    Default Re: Propositional meaning

    Are you thinking of proportional?

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    Default Re: Propositional meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi,

    Say you have a word in Arabic and the word does not exist in English, and the only is to describe it, does it mean that it does there is no PROPOSITIONAL equivalent?

    Please help I hope my question is clear!!

    Are you sure the two ideas are related?

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    As far as I know, the "propositional meaning" is the shared knowledge the speaker and the listener are assumed to have about the topic being mentioned. For example, If I say "the car's broken down again", the first thing you'll realise for sure is I HAVE a car. I'm not sure if this really helps when talking about two languages...***not a teacher***

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