everson at evertype.com
Thu May 24 12:05:50 IST 2012
On 24 May 2012, at 12:56, David Trethewey wrote:
> There are of course semantic differences between the Slavic languages - what is "deaf" in Polish or Sorbian, may be "dumb" in Russian for all I know.
To Slavs, Germans are the ones who can't speak, not the ones who can't hear.
Muteness is němota in Czech, niemota in Polish, немота in Russian.
Deafness is hluchota in Czech, głuchota in Polish, глухота in Russian.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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