Taste words

Seth Jerchower sejerchower at JTSA.EDU
Mon May 4 21:14:32 UTC 1998

I'm going to keep this one short.  This thread, with the relative lexica
indicating degrees of taste is reminiscent of what Louis Hjelmslev analyzes
in chapter 13 of his "Prologemena to a Theory of Language", in which he
compares, using synoptic grids, English and Welch terms for different
colors, and Danish, German, and French terms for "woods vs. forest."  His
book is an infamously difficult read, but certainly one that is worthwhile.


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