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On Mon, 5 Nov 2001, Elliott Lash wrote:

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> > > On Sun, 4 Nov 2001 17:00:14 EST, Elliott Lash <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> > > >(that was a stupid subject line I know)
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> > > >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.
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> > 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...
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> Oh..well that's the extent of what Eskimo does as well. The reason why it's a 'myth', is that many people believe that the words all simply mean 'snow' which is not the case.
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> Elliott
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Ah, ok. I see. Thanks.

---frank