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Monday, August 30, 2010

Does Your Language Shape How You Think?

Does Your Language Shape How You Think? - NY Times

I believe yes. Times is a good example. If I write any more I am going to get in trouble...

From the article.

Chinese, on the other hand, does not oblige its speakers to specify the exact time of the action in this way, because the same verb form can be used for past, present or future actions. Again, this does not mean that the Chinese are unable to understand the concept of time. But it does mean they are not obliged to think about timing whenever they describe an action.

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