Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages by Guy Deutscher

Some of my best friends are gendered. Homer mentioned the wine dark sea, the iron sky… no blue. Why didn’t the ancient Greeks have a word for blue? The Bible doesn’t, either. (according to Guy Deutscher. Actually, blue is used fairly often in the 5 books of Moses.) Did they have deficient eye-sight, or a … More Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages by Guy Deutscher