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« on: October 20, 2008, 03:32:53 PM »

I found this article interesting and thought I'd share. I remember being told in a European Literature literature class that the Russian language has about a dozen words for "snow" but this Eskimo (the article's term for these people) language has triple that, including terms that differentiate between crusted snow, fresh snow, blowing snow, hard snow, soft snow, powdered snow and snow that has someone's name written in it. (OK, you caught me, I made that last one up.)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7671137.stm
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2008, 03:51:53 PM »

Kaniktshaq moritlkatsio atsuniartoq!  Here's another article on the same topic you may find interesting:

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/263/what-are-the-nine-eskimo-words-for-snow

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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2008, 05:08:45 PM »

Pretty cool, Rev!
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