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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-05-10 02:11 PM
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5. Tricky Linguistics sketch....
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  -To what extent does language determine the way we think or experience the world? closeupready  Feb-05-10 10:28 AM   #0 
  - You're definitely on the right track.  arbusto_baboso   Feb-05-10 10:30 AM   #1 
  - Linguistics can be a very abstract science, so I imagine nobody ever  closeupready   Feb-05-10 10:32 AM   #2 
  - I'm more in the determine/reflect camp  unpossibles   Feb-05-10 11:21 AM   #3 
  - Good post. If you get a chance,  closeupready   Feb-05-10 12:35 PM   #4 
  - Tricky Linguistics sketch....  Forkboy   Feb-05-10 02:11 PM   #5 
  - I think it does too  Duer 157099   Feb-05-10 04:10 PM   #6 
  - The Inuit words for snow thing is a myth.  Odin2005   Feb-07-10 01:15 AM   #7 
  - There are all kinds of words used to describe different types of sea ice  XemaSab   Feb-07-10 01:37 AM   #9 
  - Knowing the words for things opens up doors in the mind  XemaSab   Feb-07-10 01:36 AM   #8 
  - No, words are just labels.  Odin2005   Feb-07-10 11:30 AM   #10 
     - I'm not a linguist, but I don't agree  XemaSab   Feb-07-10 12:52 PM   #11 
        - I can translate "Karma" very easily: "Causality".  Odin2005   Feb-07-10 05:37 PM   #14 
           - Karma and causality aren't even close to the same word  XemaSab   Feb-07-10 06:25 PM   #15 
  - It both helps determine the way of thinking in thefuture, but also reflects the thinking of the past  Rabrrrrrr   Feb-07-10 01:01 PM   #12 
  - You may want to investigate the writings of Steven Pinker  Twillig   Feb-07-10 01:18 PM   #13 
  - I don't think in words  AlienGirl   Feb-07-10 06:59 PM   #16 
 

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