AeNa YvELLe (moonwindstarsky) wrote in linguaphiles,
AeNa YvELLe
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Piraha from Brazil

I'm not sure how this fits in, but Piraha has the simplest natural linguistic construct I've heard of. There's hardly any adjectives, no sense of time except "in/out of experience", almost no color words, no numbers (only words for less/more than), no recursion, and one word for referring to people of the same generation. No stories, songs, writing system, housing, art and religion are nonexistent in Piraha culture. It's rare for a person to remember all four grandparents. You can sing and whistle the language.
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