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||Verbs of Smell
In English, Spanish, and French there seems to be just one verb
smell/oler/sentir which means both to emit a scent and to take in a
scent. The roses smell beautiful/ I smell the roses.
In Slavic they tend to be different verbs (Polish pachniec vs.
wachac), and I was wondering which pattern is more common cross
linguistically (English/Spanish/French or Polish/Slavic). I would
be grateful for pointers towards literature on the verbs of smell
as well as examples of smell verbs from different languages.
Thank you very much,
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Re: Verbs of Smell
Geoffrey Richard Sampson
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