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A standard international language should not only be simple, regular, and logical, but also rich and creative. Edward Sapir#Uncategorized 63
Edward Sapir#Uncategorized 63
Cultural anthropology is more and more rapidly getting to realize itself as a strictly historical science. Edward Sapir#Science 61
Edward Sapir#Science 61
The modern mind tends to be more and more critical and analytical in spirit, hence it must devise for itself an engine of expression which is logically defensible at every point and which tends to correspond to the rigorous spirit of modern science. Edward Sapir#Science 58
Edward Sapir#Science 58
A common creation demands a common sacrifice, and perhaps not the least potent argument in favour of a constructed international language is the fact that it is equally foreign, or apparently so, to the traditions of all nationalities. Edward Sapir#Uncategorized 57
Edward Sapir#Uncategorized 57
A second type of direct evidence is formed by statements, whether as formal legends or personal information, regarding the age or relative sequence of events in tribal history made by the natives themselves. Edward Sapir#Age 54
Edward Sapir#Age 54
Human beings do not live in the objective world alone, nor alone in the world of social activity as ordinarily understood, but are very much at the mercy of the particular language which has become the medium of expression for their society. Edward Sapir#Society 47
Edward Sapir#Society 47
A common allegiance to form of expression that is identified with no single national unit is likely to prove one of the most potent symbols of the freedom of the human spirit that the world has yet known. Edward Sapir#Uncategorized 30
Edward Sapir#Uncategorized 30
It is quite an illusion to imagine that one adjusts to reality essentially without the use of language and that language is merely an incidental means of solving specific problems of communication or reflection. Edward Sapir#communication 28
Edward Sapir#communication 28
A firm, for instance, that does business in many countries of the world is driven to spend an enormous amount of time, labour, and money in providing for translation services. Edward Sapir#Business 25
Edward Sapir#Business 25
The supposed inferiority of a constructed language to a national one on the score of richness of connotation is, of course, no criticism of the idea of a constructed language. Edward Sapir#Uncategorized 25
Edward Sapir#Uncategorized 25
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