Language restricting the ability to speak for others
Language restricting the ability to speak for others
Ross Zurowski
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> The Japanese language forces its users to delineate strictly between the self and all others by prohibiting phrases that express human sensations, feelings, desires, or mental activities when the speaker does not have direct access to the source … [predicates] can be used only to describe the speaking self and no others.

From this article. Discovered via this tweet from @reichenstein.

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