Thinking out loud

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Love, adjectives and geographical contexts

A brief thought:

When a Englishman falls in love, he tells the girl that she is the sunshine of his life. On the other hand, should an Indian fall in love, he would say "zindagi dhoop tum ghana saya" (Life is sunshine, you're a shade from the sun). Such is the effect of local weather on our language.

With it now becoming possible for people across the world to trivially read literature from everywhere else, may it not be hard for people to appreciate this?

2 Comments:

  • Good to see you post after a while.

    I dont agree with you on this one though. With globalization, just as any one in a remote place can read english literature, he would also be more aware of the 'climatic' conditions of britain as well.

    By Blogger Manas, at 3:38 AM  

  • This made me smile. :)
    gg

    By Blogger ggop, at 11:38 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home