Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
Philip Newton

Eskimo words for snow

There are some people who believe that Eskimo have some large number of words for snow, and/or that this is somehow significant.

Someone on a mailing list just pointed out that English has nearly 100 terms for different clouds (though many of those are a basic noun combined with a more specific adjective).

I wonder whether English speakers are obsessed with clouds, then.

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