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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Borges Thought on Dictionaries

It is often forgotten that (dictionaries) are artificial repositories, put together well after the languages they define. The roots of language are irrational and of a magical nature.
—Jorge Luis Borges, Argentinian poet, short-story writer, and essayist, El otro, el mismo, 1969

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