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[en]BRAZIL'S PIRAHÃ TRIBE - Living without Numbers or Time
« Online: 09 de Maio de 2006, 13:31:23 »
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The Pirahã people have no history, no descriptive words and no subordinate clauses. That makes their language one of the strangest in the world -- and also one of the most hotly debated by linguists.

Worht a read! I found it very interesting!

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Re: [en]BRAZIL'S PIRAHÃ TRIBE - Living without Numbers or Time
« Resposta #1 Online: 09 de Maio de 2006, 13:35:27 »
Huh! It's hard to believe, they dont ...

... they have no...


... names for colors!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: [en]BRAZIL'S PIRAHÃ TRIBE - Living without Numbers or Time
« Resposta #2 Online: 13 de Maio de 2006, 23:20:37 »
I've already listened/read about it. It's very interesting, really!

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Re: [en]BRAZIL'S PIRAHÃ TRIBE - Living without Numbers or Time
« Resposta #3 Online: 15 de Maio de 2006, 09:19:09 »
It's  a lot... strange... I've read some comments toward this tribe being "the Ultimate Zen Culture", but I know even the founder of Zen school knew numbers and colors...

 

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