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Ninety-Six Words for Love

Ninety-Six Words for Love

Feb 4, 2018-- Imagine if we had a richer vocabulary to describe a feeling we readily express, but fail to articulate: love. Sanskrit has 96 words for this emotion, the meaning of which varies with each giver and recipient. The English language lacks a deep vocabulary for feelings, at the expense of our rapid advances in thinking, science, and technology, suggests Robert Johnson. Are we depriving ourselves of a fundamental form of self-expression, limited by our poverty-stricken language? (17776 reads)


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