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Postby Slava » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:09 pm

This article has several language points in it, so I thought you might find it of interest:
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Re: Vietnamese

Postby Philip Hudson » Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:31 pm

Language and culture go together. Respect for the elder seems to play a big role in Vietnamese. There is an Amerind language, I can't remember which one, that has many words for water. Water I can see is one word as are water out of sight, river water, lake water, water in a pot, and so on.

What does the lack of such structures in English tell us about our culture?
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Re: Vietnamese

Postby Perry Lassiter » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:16 pm

We use adjectives a lot, obviating the need for additional nouns?

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