Author: Marianne Mithun
Publisher: ucla
Publication date: 1998
Number of pages: 17
Format / Quality: pdf
Size: 5,1 MB

We know that the size and content of words varies widely across Languages what can be said in a single word in some languages can be expressed only in a multiword Sentence in others.T he word payugqetullrullinikiit, for example used in a Central Alaskan Yup’ik (Eskimo) conversation was translated into English as ‘they apparently used to bring food to her’. Some of the differences we find among languages in the content of words reflect differences in the ideas that are coded as basic concept

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