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:: Sapir–Whorf Hypothesis ::

:: Sapir–Whorf Hypothesis ::


In linguistics, the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis postulates a systematic relationship

Between the grammatical categories of the language

A person speaks and how that person both understands

The world and behaves in it.

The hypothesis postulates that a particular language's nature influences

The habitual thought of its speakers:

That different language patterns yield different patterns of thought.

This idea challenges the possibility of perfectly representing

The world with language, because it implies that the mechanisms

Of any language condition the thoughts of its speaker community.



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quite surprised to see this sapir whorf hypothesis .... it's really interesting.... the last time i came across this was 3 years ago in a sociology module. ... something abt social context and individual differences - people who speak different language see and understand the world very differently from those who speak in another language.

u think so too?

i think so too.
i think miscommunication happens sometimes due to the environment that we are subjected to, and due to the differences in languages, nuances, etc.

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