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Interesting Sapir-Whorfish article

Postby BetterSense » Mon 02.26.2007 11:07 am

It's not about japanese though, so I put it here.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/08/0822_050822_chinese.html
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RE: Interesting Sapir-Whorfish article

Postby Mike Cash » Mon 02.26.2007 3:38 pm

What's a whorefish?
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RE: Interesting Sapir-Whorfish article

Postby Tspoonami » Mon 02.26.2007 6:21 pm

Interesting article... It might explain why my Chinese friends often gaze off into the space behind me when I talk to them, as well as why we who study Japanese always ask for context. We are starting to think like East Asians. Unless, of course, the phenomenon occurs only in Chinese people.

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The kind of fish that makes ugly fish happy.

It is also the kind of fish that shouldn't be hanging around on a family-friendly forum.
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RE: Interesting Sapir-Whorfish article

Postby tanuki » Mon 02.26.2007 6:41 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
What's a whorefish?


That's what I wanted to ask when I first read that, but I didn't have the guts. :)

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Anyway, I read the Wikipedia article and that article you linked to doesn't look "Sapir-Whorfish" to me, since it doesn't deal with language.
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RE: Interesting Sapir-Whorfish article

Postby HeyItsMatt » Mon 02.26.2007 8:14 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
What's a whorefish?


Guppies maybe? Either that or they got an abstinence-only education in fish school, and that's why they can't stop popping out babies.
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