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At 16:39 12/05/2009, you wrote:
>Den 12. mai. 2009 kl. 13.41 skreiv Mark J. Reed:
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>>You know that whole Eskimo thing is a myth, right? :)
>
>Well, maybe it's unfair of the Eskimo to use polysynthetic languages
>so that concepts that are expressed with phrases in other languages
>are expressed with single words in theirs. On the other hand it's
>unfair of the English speakers to travel over the whole world and
>acquire snow words from any number of foreign languages, and to make
>a lot of wintry science, requiring numerous specific terms to be made
>up. My vote goes to the Eskimo any time.
The Eskimo actually have three words for snow. They translate as 
"snow", "more snow", and "Oh no, not bloomin' snow again!"

Pete