Benjamin Lee Whorf Quote

The very natural tendency to use terms derived from traditional grammar like verb, noun, adjective, passive voice, in describing languages outside of Indo-European is fraught with grave possibilities of misunderstanding.


Whorf (1937) "Grammer categories" in: Language, (1945) Vol 21. p. 1-11.

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