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On Sun, 4 Nov 2001, Herman Miller wrote:

> On Sun, 4 Nov 2001 17:00:14 EST, Elliott Lash <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> >(that was a stupid subject line I know)
> >
> >Anyway, I'm wondering about that age old 'language myth' about the many words for snow in Eskimo. Now of course I know this is untrue, but, does anyone have a language with a similar group of words with related meanings?  Let me try to demonstrate using Silindion.
>

Well now I'm curious what is this myth? I know that Nenets, Nganasan and
Selkup have different words for snow depending on if it's old and hard,
soft inside but crusty surface, thick slushy, watery slushy, and so on...

---frank