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Top 18 wise famous quotes and sayings by Guy Deutscher

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Guy Deutscher quotes: Japanese used to have a color word, ao, that spanned both green and blue. Japanese used to have a color word, ao, that spanned both green and blue.
Guy Deutscher quotes: Since red is a signal for many vital things, most importantly danger (blood) and sex Since red is a signal for many vital things, most importantly danger (blood) and sex
Guy Deutscher quotes: There is no way to devise an objective and non-arbitrary measure for comparing the overall complexity of any two given languages. There is no way to devise an objective and non-arbitrary measure for comparing the overall complexity of any two given languages.
Guy Deutscher quotes: the brain of a child learning a language can cope with a mind-boggling amount of linguistic complexity. the brain of a child learning a language can cope with a mind-boggling amount of linguistic complexity.
Guy Deutscher quotes: Keeping order is a crutch for those who are too lazy to search for things ... ) Keeping order is a crutch for those who are too lazy to search for things ... )
Guy Deutscher quotes: people find names for things they feel the need to talk about. people find names for things they feel the need to talk about.
Guy Deutscher quotes: abstract' comes from a Latin verb which simply meant 'draw away' (abstrahere). abstract' comes from a Latin verb which simply meant 'draw away' (abstrahere).
Guy Deutscher quotes: Without these much maligned forces of destruction, language would never have developed in the first place. Without these much maligned forces of destruction, language would never have developed in the first place.
Guy Deutscher quotes: There are many languages that don't make a distinction between green and blue and treat these as shades of one color. There are many languages that don't make a distinction between green and blue and treat these as shades of one color.
Guy Deutscher quotes: There is an inverse correlation between the complexity of society and of word structure! There is an inverse correlation between the complexity of society and of word structure!
Guy Deutscher quotes: To think is to forget a difference, to generalize, to abstract. To think is to forget a difference, to generalize, to abstract.
Guy Deutscher quotes: envisaged Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday as men but Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday as women. Why should this be so? envisaged Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday as men but Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday as women. Why should this be so?