Showing posts with label Language. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Language. Show all posts

Friday, April 6, 2018

Bluest blue

Language reflects how we see the world, so in acient times our colour blind ancestors were describing the sea as "wine-red". Similarly, while fruit and vegetables are common categories in Western cultures, they are not universally recognised. In Norwegian PĂ„legg reffers to any ingredient you can add in a sandwich.

This makes one wonder what else we are not seeing? What concepts will the language of the future describe? What not yet seen colours and abstractions?

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Toolbox, Wittgenstein

"Wittgenstein said language was a toolbox with lots of different kinds of tools for different purposes."

From Adam's blog.