Word up, dog!
talking dogs like aibo, (does goofy talk?), scooby-doo, dog body-language, psychosis
Anyway, I said riff, and that means (implies, entails) actual sentences (not lists!), so I'll describe each category of linguistic construction in poetry, and literature of all stripes, such as stories or essays. Libraries are collections of books (primarily), but also magazines, music, movies, etc.
a body of language or notes is called a corpus, which sounds like corpse, but libraries are cool and happy places (for me). You can meet people there, and meet people who have passed on. I don't know about ghosts -they say Tesla had conversations with ghosts...what I meant is that authors live on, in a sense, through their books. Books are "immortality-projects". Forget where I heard that. Might have gotten the terminology wrong. The reader is also a character, the author's creation, in a way. Writing is power! Concepts don't always translate perfectly into words, or even body language. For example, someone on trial might gulp, but that doesn't mean they're guilty, necessarily. They say learning other languages helps one understand reality better, more tools in the toolbox, that is to say. The first step to understanding something is to give it a name, the saying goes. I don't believe that, though. Words might be, can be, misleading. Don't believe everything you think!
Words live in different places, lie, are in libraries, include Li, and Lee, can be nonsensical, and have synonyms, antonyms, denotations, connotations, and shades of kinding/meaning. Homonyms for god's word could be eew (everything ever written), at a loss for words... acronyms, initialisms, sounds, characters, letters, verses, poems, numbers (e.g. the 789 joke), or even things. People have their own personal codes. People break hearts. Is that a koan? Is the koran a koan? tmesis! abso-fucking-lutely!
I've gotten ahead of myself: don't forget about nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, articles, prepositions, subject, predicate, conjunctions, and articles <, lol. Some poetry terminology, most of which meaning I've forgot, include anapest (she's not, and neither is budha), spondee, strochee, verse, meter, rhyme, and lines. Essays have thesis statements, introductions, topic sentences, bodies, conclusions, structure. I used to think essays were s.a.'s. A LOT of things could be S.A. Basically, every S word, multiplied by every A word (what number would that be, using the OED? lol)
that might be alot to chew on, kiddies.
all for now.
3 books recommended by a friend:
1) Ficciones, by Jorge Luis Borges
2)El Reino de este mundo, by Alejo Carpentier
3)Nocturno de Chile, by Roberto Bolano
"philosophically powerful and gorgeously written"
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body
1 year ago