Natural language and artificial languages (mathematic, logic, metalanguages) are categorically different. Nevertheless, we attribute exactly those properties to natural language as those that artificial languages actually have. The reason for this mis-attribution, is our experience and perception of natural language. This paper elucidates these claims with Azzouni's work, and subsequently provides normative guidelines for artificial languages that should help prevent resulting errors. Keywords: semantic perception, natural language, artificial language, phenomenological influence, artificial language-norms, semantic experience

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V. Schuttevaar. (2018, August 7). Natural and Artificial Languages: how the phenomenology influences our perception and how it can be normatively accounted for. Retrieved from