Monday, March 25, 2013

Limits of Language

Consider the varying degrees of activity that can fall under these words?

  • Advise
  • Consult
  • Coordinate
  • Attend
  • Study
  • Support
  • Manage
  • Tell
  • Care
  • Work
Now consider whether the most intense form of each activity is always the most desirable and think of the words or adverbs that can better describe some of the states in-between. [My guess is that the French language may come closest to providing such precision.]

To what extent does not being able to describe an activity via a simple word affect the activity or one's attitude toward it?

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