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Guy Deutscher Quotes: As strange as it may sound, our experience of a Chagall painting actually depends to some extent on whether our language has a word for blue.
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Guy Deutscher Quote: And there are also languages that divide nouns into much more specific genders. The African language Supyire from Mali has five genders: humans, big things, small things, collectives, and liquids. Bantu languages such as Swahili have up to ten genders, and the Australian language Ngan'gityemerri is said to have fifteen different genders, which include, among others, masculine human, feminine human, canines, non-canine animals, vegetables, drinks, and two different genders for spears (depending on size and material).
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Quotes about Guy Deutscher: Language is mankind's greatest invention
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