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Tue Sep 14, 2021, 08:18 PM

How language shapes the way we think Lera Boroditsky

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Fortinbras Armstrong Sep 16 #1

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Thu Sep 16, 2021, 10:49 AM

1. Another example is shown by the English word "glove"

The German word is "Handschuh" -- "hand shoe", which shows a relationship which simply doesn't exist in English.

I understand that the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis, which says that one's language determines the way one thinks, has gone out of fashion. However, I believe that one's language influences the way one thinks. I know that for some things, I can express myself more easily in German than I can in English, even though my ability to speak German is inferior to my ability in English.

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