I’m fascinated by how language can affect how we think. This infographic shows 12 emotions for which english doesn’t have a word.
Vaguely reminiscent of the “ Eskimos have 100 words for snow “ legend… but real.
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Few of us use all–or even most–of the 3,000 English-language words available to us for describing our emotions, but even if we did, most of us would still experience feelings for which there are, apparently, no words.
In some cases, though, words do exist to describe those nameless emotions–they’re just not English words. Which is a shame, because–as today’s infographic by design student Pei-Ying Lin demonstrates, they often define a feeling entirely familiar to us.