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Love & Other Emotions Prove to not be Universal Across Languages

Humans have a breadth of emotions and are on a constant search to express them through language, though sometimes we find that words in one language don’t have a translatable counterpart in another. Norwegians say forelsket, which describes the feeling and experiences at the very beginning of falling in love, while the indigenous Baining people of Papua New Guinea say awumbuk to describe a...

Love is … multilingualism

Yesterday, the European Commission celebrated the annual European Day of Languages (EDL) by encouraging Europeans to learn how to say “I like you” in 24 languages. International EDL speak-dating evenings for linguistically adventurous types were held in Germany’s cosmopolitan Berlin and the Czech Republic’s magnetic capital, Prague. There were also hundreds of other language-related events taking place across Europe, from a multilingual rap...
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