31 March 2011

Kobon

What a language! Kobon has a little over 100 verbs that combine with nouns and phrases to describe all the specific happenings discussed in other languages. So instead of "see," "hear," or "understand," the verb just has one verb for perception. There is, however, a particular verb for calling a pig and another verb for butchering a cassowary (I, below, picture DO).

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