Re: CHAT: Of high and noble things ...
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, April 17, 2002, 18:31|
Wayne Chevrier wrote:
>Andreas Johansson nevesht:
>>Just a question for you language typologists out there:
>>Are the identifications "high"="noble" and "low"="vulgar, common" more or
>>less universal, or just a feature of Western traditions?
>In Arabic, the metaphor is central and peripheral, not high and low, when
>comes to rank and authority.
Does that imply that it indeed is high vs low in some other shade of meaning
- say morally good vs bad?
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