Uli's Web Site
[ Zathras.de - Uli's Web Site ]
Other Sites: Stories
Abi 2000
Stargate: Resurgence
Lost? Site Map!
     home | blog | moose | programming | articles >> blog

 Blog Topics

15 Most Recent [RSS]

 Less work through Xcode and shell scripts
2011-12-16 @600
 iTunesCantComplain released
2011-10-28 @954
 Dennis Ritchie deceased
2011-10-13 @359
 Thank you, Steve.
2011-10-06 @374
 Cocoa Text System everywhere...
2011-03-27 @788
 Blog migration
2011-01-29 @520
 All you need to know about the Mac keyboard
2010-08-09 @488
 Review: Sherlock
2010-07-31 @978
 Playing with Objective C on Debian
2010-05-08 @456
 Fruit vs. Obst
2010-05-08 @439
 Mixed-language ambiguity
2010-04-15 @994
 Uli's 12:07 AM Law
2010-04-12 @881
 Uli's 1:24 AM Law
2010-04-12 @874
 Uli's 6:28 AM Law
2010-04-12 @869
 Uli's 3:57 PM Law
2010-04-12 @867


The Language Blog on Inuits and Snow

Rainer Brockerhoff recently pointed me at the Language Log blog. One nice article I just found there is on The Snow Words Myth. In short, some people claimed that the Inuit had more words for snow than any other language, which is a very odd thing to say, especially as the Eskimo languages don't really have words the way English, French or German have them.

They also debunk the myth of English having more words than other languages and point out that this would be impossible to judge as positive or negative anyway. Lots of interesting language stuff on that site.

Reader Comments: (RSS Feed)
No comments yet
Or E-Mail Uli privately.

Created: 2007-01-07 @235 Last change: 2007-01-07 @242 | Home | Admin | Edit
© Copyright 2003-2018 by M. Uli Kusterer, all rights reserved.