[D-G] Deleuze-Guattari Digest, Vol 69, Issue 5
hwenk at web.de
Wed Nov 17 07:44:01 PST 2010
(I got some trouble with the computer, therefore some type print
errors are (unavoidable) there)
Unfortunaltely my both references, which I strongly apppreciate
"Sproget" (language) (Sprache in german) by Hjemslev
and "La stratification de language" are not at hand.
I spite of that, risking error, I would describe thsi way.
The form of the content is the image, like a photo, of a cat on the rug.
The substance of that image, the substance of the content, ist the
attribute thinking (from Spinoza),
the "understanding" namely:
A recognition with the aid of memory,
of identifiying the obejcts (cat, rug) negelctging the rest of the
secne of that photolike picture. This picture maybe also be
contsructerd in a dream way by putting togetehr pictres of a cat and
Maybe the "recognition" is declared as "form" of the content.
The form of the expterssion is a describing proposition with
subject substauive cat, predicat konjugated verb "is" with prepsotion
object substsbtive "rug".
The form of the substancde is thus composed of the the voice, the
phonems connected to the
signs of the letter, which are images and to be identfied or to be
The substance, signs of the letter are in the attribute "extension"
or real material.
The content maybe more difficult, if the sense, the content, is more
like in the famous
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" by Tennessee Williams
I hope, this is what you asked.
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