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Re: [jboske] Re: .ua

arosta@uclan.ac.uk wrote:

It strikes me that Lojban is much more talmudic than it is
cabbalistic. (Or are 'cabal' and 'cabbalistic' faux-amis?)

No, "cabal" indeed < "qabbalah", via French. The Talmud, of course, is a hypertextual representation of an open debate focusing on a sacred text that went on for centuries. Which seems very appropriate.

Note the distinct adjectives "Talmudic" (pertaining to the T.)
and "talmudistic" (convoluted, indecipherable, pettifogging),
though m-w.com does not recognize the difference.

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