[FUNKNET] 'Hear' as 'understand'

Paul Hopper hopper at CMU.EDU
Mon Feb 1 20:50:00 UTC 2010

French entendre would be an obvious example.


On Mon, February 1, 2010 14:37, Nino Amiridze wrote:
> Dear colleagues,
> I was wondering whether you could help me in finding languages that
> use the verb 'hear' for 'understand', just like English uses 'see' for the
> same purpose (I see (=I understand)).
> I would be grateful if you could give data and/or references, if there
> are investigations on the use of the 'see' vs. 'hear' verbs in figurative
> language.
> Thank you very much.
> Best regards,
> Nino Amiridze
> http://www.hum.uu.nl/medewerkers/n.amiridze/

Prof. Dr. Paul J. Hopper
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Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies
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