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    1. Why do multiple meanings of words so often map across languages

      The English word 'crane' means a large bird or a giant lever-thing for moving heavy stuff. The Hungarian word 'daru' means both of the same things. English and Hungarian are about as unrelated as...

      The English word 'crane' means a large bird or a giant lever-thing for moving heavy stuff. The Hungarian word 'daru' means both of the same things.

      English and Hungarian are about as unrelated as languages get ... and yet, I keep bumping into parallels like that.

      Thoughts, anyone?

      14 votes
    2. Would anyone like to volunteer a little time towards a project that I'm involved with?

      I'm asking here, in ~humanities, because the focus will be people. We are looking for feedback concerning, but not limited to, culture and governance. I apologize that I can't say much more about...

      I'm asking here, in ~humanities, because the focus will be people. We are looking for feedback concerning, but not limited to, culture and governance.

      I apologize that I can't say much more about it here. However, I can explain more through private messages if you'd like. Please, send me a PM if you are curious and/or interested.

      8 votes