Without Numbers

30May07

Now here’s a tribe which doesn’t have the concept of numbers or colours in it. People there don’t talk in past tense verb conjugations or even use any words associated with time. Most of the communication is based on what is being experienced at that moment. So much so that, the lack of recursion in their language has now put the widely accepted Chomsky’s theory of universal grammar into question.

Links : Recursion & Human Thought : A Talk With Daniel L. Everett &
Living without Numbers or Time

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