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Query Details

Query Subject:   verbs of smell
Author:   Kat Dziwirek
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Semantics

Query:   Hello,
In English, Spanish, and French there seems to be just one verb smel/oler/sentir that means 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/pachnac vs. wachac/czuc). I was wondering which pattern is more common cross linguistically (English/Spanish/French or Polish/Slavic). Would be grateful for references as well as examples from different languages.
Thank you,
Kat Dziwirek
LL Issue: 24.3617
Date posted: 16-Sep-2013


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