Re: Symbol of Celebrimbor
There are actually two distinct meanings to words and language. The first -- the denotative meaning -- is the one you are most familiar with. It refers to what the word refers to.
Originally Posted by gildhur
The second type of meaning is called the connotative meaning. The connotative meaning of something has to do with what the word suggests to the individual, based on that person's experiences and emotional reactions and judgements associates with the word or what it refers to.
Think about how the words "Republican" and "Democrat" affect people differently. Those different reactions have to do with the connotative meaning of those words. Two people may understand, in objective terms what each of those word means, but what's most important is that those two words have different connotative meanings, and those differences explain why some people may react negatively to one or the other of those words.
To some of us a 12 man raid is just as unpleasant as a 6-man instance. So in my mind they are the same thing.
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