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Subject: Semantics of Words for Bread
To whom it may concern
as you remember ,i'v wrote you a question,but i think it was not enogh clear,(proverb)
i wanted to prove that two same words in two different languges are the same.(NAN in Farsi & BREAD in English)
as many experts belive that they are different just because of their different mental images they also enter the culture factor.
1.What is your opinion in this regard?
During my research iv fronted some problems ,so i needed
some proverbs which had the [+holy] feature ,for the word BREAD
2.would you please send me some (proverbs)?
thanks for your coopration inadvance, looking forward to hearing from you soon.
From: Neda
Date: Aug-15-2004
  1. Re: Semantics of Words for Bread Joseph F Foster    Aug-16-2004
  2. Re: Semantics of Words for Bread Nancy J. Frishberg    Aug-16-2004
  3. RE: Semantics of Words for Bread Robert A Papen    Aug-16-2004
  4. Re: Semantics of Words for Bread Anthea Fraser Gupta    Aug-17-2004

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