The Sapir/Whorf Hypothesis

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This page presents a few tables that summarize selected aspects of Hopi grammatical categories. It is offered to show you that the Hopi language is very different from English.

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The following tables have been taken from Hopi time: a linguistic analysis of the temporal concepts in the Hopi language, By Ekkehart Malotki. Notice how much depends on metaphor and how little on direct reference to temporal categories.

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