Is That a Fish in Your Ear Is That a Fish in Your Ear
Book Trailer by David Bellos ReadOasis Step 5 Um, Well, different languages have words for mostly similar kinds of things. I mean, because we're... Is That a Fish in Your Ear

Book Trailer by David Bellos
ReadOasis Step 5

Um, Well, different languages have words for mostly similar kinds of things. I mean, because we're all human, you know, we have words for legs, and arms, and hands. And we have words for up and down. And we have words for family relations, words for food, and so forth.

But, it sort of gets a bit more serious when you realize there are some languages that lexicalise (have specific items for strange things) like the number one and a quarter. Why shou...

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