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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](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/239791443_What_the_Japanese_Language_Tells_Us_about_the_Alleged_Japanese_Relational_Self). Discovered via [this tweet from @reichenstein](https://twitter.com/reichenstein/status/902833852498006018).
Language restricting the ability to speak for others 
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Language restricting the ability to speak for others 
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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](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/239791443_What_the_Japanese_Language_Tells_Us_about_the_Alleged_Japanese_Relational_Self). Discovered via [this tweet from @reichenstein](https://twitter.com/reichenstein/status/902833852498006018).
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