Culture and Vocabulary

Today is a snowy day in Istanbul. 🙂 Whenever it snows, I just couldn’t help but think how culture affects the vocabulary. You know what I’m talking about: Inuit words about snow. 🙂
In my culture, we always a strong bond with our relatives, so we have tens of words to define all kinds of relatives. Anyway, this is another topic alone. 🙂 What I’m trying to say is that culture affects the variety of vocabulary. In the image below, we see how Inuit culture has different words for every state of snow. 🙂

 

words-for-snow

 

Source: http://nunawhaa.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/words-for-snow.jpg

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