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UC Berkeley Press Release Language affects half of what we see By William Harms, University of Chicago, and Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley Media Relations | 31 January 2006
Alan S. Kennedy's Color/Language Project
" Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo " is a grammatically valid sentence in American English , used as an example of how homonyms and homophones can be used to create complicated linguistic constructs.
Saudade ( European Portuguese: [sɐwˈðaðɨ] , Brazilian Portuguese: [sawˈdadi] or [sawˈdadʒi] , Galician: [sawˈðaðe] ; plural saudades ) [ 1 ] is a Portuguese word that has no direct translation in English . It describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves.
The word Mamihlapinatapai (sometimes spelled mamihlapinatap e i ) is derived from the Yaghan language of Tierra del Fuego , listed in The Guinness Book of World Records as the "most succinct word", and is considered [ who? ] one of the hardest words to translate .
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Lesson 1: Basic Greetings