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iNow
 Post subject: Scenarios Without Words  |  Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:55 am

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 When a spouse dies, the person who remains is a widow. When a parent dies, the person who remains is an orphan. However, there are no words for a parent who experiences the death of a child. What other scanarios like this occur but lack a word to describe it? _________________iNow"[Time] is one of those concepts that is profoundly resistant to a simple definition." ~C. Sagan
geordief
 Post subject: Re: Scenarios Without Words  |  Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:17 pm

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 iNow wrote:When a spouse dies, the person who remains is a widow. When a parent dies, the person who remains is an orphan. However, there are no words for a parent who experiences the death of a child. What other scanarios like this occur but lack a word to describe it?A nice question. A bit like the way a comedian's performace can be gauged by the timing (pauses between phrases) "The dog that didn't bark" etc. (what is a word for that?)
Olinguito
 Post subject: Scenarios Without Words  |  Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:30 pm

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 iNow wrote:What other scanarios like this occur but lack a word to describe it?In all languages or just English? _________________Blog
geordief
 Post subject: Re:Scenarios Without Words  |  Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:38 pm

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 Olinguito wrote:iNow wrote:What other scanarios like this occur but lack a word to describe it?In all languages or just English?Have you got any examples in other languages ? (Spanish ,is it? )
Olinguito
 Post subject: Re:Scenarios Without Words  |  Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:36 pm

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 Well, the language of the Koorie people of Australia, for example, doesn't have a word for "eclipse" (in astronomy); the solar eclipse of 2002 was described by them as kerosene lamp belong Jesus gone bugger up.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/feature ... sting.htmlhttp://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwqx8m (fast forward to 28:00) _________________Blog
geordief
 Post subject: Re:Scenarios Without Words  |  Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:09 pm

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 Olinguito wrote:Well, the language of the Koorie people of Australia, for example, doesn't have a word for "eclipse" (in astronomy); the solar eclipse of 2002 was described by them as kerosene lamp belong Jesus gone bugger up.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/feature ... sting.htmlhttp://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwqx8m (fast forward to 28:00)Sure it is 28 minutes ? I don't see it there.
iNow
 Post subject: Re: Scenarios Without Words  |  Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:20 pm

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 Olinguito wrote:In all languages or just English?Clearly, it will be easier for me and others to read something in English, but I'm open to anything. If posting in another language, perhaps you can share a rough translation for others. _________________iNow"[Time] is one of those concepts that is profoundly resistant to a simple definition." ~C. Sagan
Olinguito
 Post subject: Re: Scenarios Without Words  |  Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:30 pm

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 Sorry, wrong link!http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwqw0l ... 1-arts_funNow you can go to 28:00. _________________Blog
iNow
 Post subject: Re: Scenarios Without Words  |  Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:19 am

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 When only during the first night in a hotel or while on a plane you always struggle to sleep. _________________iNow"[Time] is one of those concepts that is profoundly resistant to a simple definition." ~C. Sagan
iNow
 Post subject: Re: Scenarios Without Words  |  Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:22 am

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 When you can go several years without seeing or talking to a person yet pick immediately back up as if not a single day has passed. _________________iNow"[Time] is one of those concepts that is profoundly resistant to a simple definition." ~C. Sagan
Olinguito
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 I don't think there's a single English word that describes my favourite pub snack: $\rm{NaCl}$ & $\rm{CH_3COOH}$ flavour crisps with a pint of $\rm{C_2H_5OH}$. _________________Blog
iNow
 Post subject: Re: Scenarios Without Words  |  Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:22 am

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 Nice. You've made me realize I've not had that flavor in a while; a situation that needs rectifying. _________________iNow"[Time] is one of those concepts that is profoundly resistant to a simple definition." ~C. Sagan
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