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Re: Changing worldviews with language (LONG)

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 5, 2002, 19:01
Muke Tever wrote:
> Llueve. > Nieve. (and not: *él/ella nieve)
And Japanese says: Ame ga futteru (lit. Rain is falling) Yuku ga futteru (lit. Snow is falling) Classical Uatakassi did the same thing, but by Post-Classical times, the verb _guatia_ "fall", came to be restricted to weather phenomena, and was generalized to *all* weather phenomena (the fog is "falling", the thunder is "falling", etc.), thus in post-Classical Uatakassi, it can be said to be just a generic verb to turn a weather-related noun into a verb. -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42