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Old 28th August 2010, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default Speaking of Thinking of Speaking.....

.......How language transforms thought and vice versa

When you've "had it" and are about to give up......
If mastering a new language sometimes seems - oh God, just impossibly difficult - read this and then take comfort in the fact that at least you're probably not attempting to learn a tongue such as Guugu Yimithir - which requires geographic rather than egocentric spacial thinking

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/29/ma...anguage-t.html
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Old 28th August 2010, 10:39 PM   #2
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Nice to see you back around, Margot. Hope all is well.
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Old 29th August 2010, 08:44 AM   #3
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Thanks Margot - an interesting article. I suspect that the diplomatic fraternity have been aware of this effect in their dealings with other cultures.
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Old 29th August 2010, 06:58 PM   #4
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Miau, gatito precioso y gracias....me alegro de que aún estés merodeando por el foro......

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Thanks Margot - an interesting article. I suspect that the diplomatic fraternity have been aware of this effect in their dealings with other cultures.
hmmmm......well if so - hope they've advised their Trade Missions: there's no market for navigational GPS devices in certain parts of the world
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With my bad sense of direction I would be in hell with the language of Guugu Yimithirr.

Thanks for the post Margot, nice to see you around.
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With my bad sense of direction I would be in hell with the language of Guugu Yimithirr.
Thanks for the post Margot, nice to see you around.
Hola Joe

Best avoid certain parts of Bali, as well
Finding something you've misplaced there could be a real challenge:

Joe: Excuse me, did you hapen to notice where I set my suitcase down?

A: Oh yes sir, it's just northeast of the south facing chair to the east of the ticket counter to the west. You can see it from here

Joe:
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