“The whole analysis of meaning relatedness as a relation per prius et posterius involves a confusion that persisted from Plato and Aritotle right into our time. There are such meaning relationships, but they are not the explanation of analogy or metaphor; rather, they are a
result of analogy of meaning.”
Big stuff here. “analogy of meaning” is PRIMARY. The relationships between words don’t explain the analogy, the analogy explains the relationships.
Ok… I’m not explaining it right but I’ll be able to when I’m done. grin emoticon