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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 >it >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? Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Join the world’s largest e-mail service with MSN Hotmail.