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Sorry, did I somehow come off as critical of any Eskimo language or
touting English's superiority regarding niveal nomenclature?  I'm
simply doing my part to halt the spread of linguistic disinformation!


On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 11:39 AM, Lars Finsen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Den 12. mai. 2009 kl. 13.41 skreiv Mark J. Reed:
>
>> 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.
>
> LEF
>



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