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linguistic
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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related to language
  • He gave linguistic examples, showing that to us the Hindi letters da, da, and dha all sound identical to us because we don't have analogues to them to sensitize us to their differences.
    Part 3 (44% in)
  • There was a continuing split in the department along these lines which in part gave rise to, or at least accelerated the growth of, Phaedrus' wild set of ideas which no one else had ever heard of, and Jack was supportive of Phaedrus because, although he wasn't sure he knew what Phaedrus was talking about, he saw it was something a fiction writer could work with better than linguistic analysis.
    Part 2 (76% in)

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