The limitations of the English language

The English language does not quite give the exact words for many of the ideas that exist in the world around us. “The Meaning of Tingo” is the book by Adam Jacot de Boinod that includes all such instances that one can’t find in English but can come across in other languages. The Marauder’s Map and The Meaning of Tingo have both discussed this in detail. But the best is this Guardian Quiz you can take to find out how many of these words you can guess. I scored a very sad 4 out of 10. You guys can try your luck!


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