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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.

Not to the extent of the alleged Eskimo snow words, but Tirelhat has
individual words for different kinds of mice, bats, and other small animals
neglected by English (where English has to resort to compounds like "pocket
mouse" or "free-tailed bat", Tirelhat has "sika" and "parz"). Gjarrda has
specific words for different intensities of hot weather. Some of the Thrinn
languages have extensive kinship vocabularies that make distinctions
between different kinds of cousins.

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