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  1. jesson cui's Avatar

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    Wink by Edward Sapir

    "Everything that we have so far seen to be true of language points to the fact that it is the most significant and colossal work that the human spirit has evolved." ------byEdward Sapir

    i can't understand this sentence,especially "Everything that we have so far seen to be true of language ". i need some help.many thanks

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    Re: by Edward Sapir

    Quote Originally Posted by jesson cui View Post
    "Everything that we have so far seen to be true of language points to the fact that it is the most significant and colossal work that the human spirit has evolved." ------byEdward Sapir

    i can't understand this sentence,especially "Everything that we have so far seen to be true of language ". i need some help.many thanks


    Oh, gracious, this one will be never-ending.

    The gist of the part with which you are having difficulty is this: All that we presently know of language, and which we believe to be true of it, is . . . . .

    From there, you will have to interpret scores of replies.

    Good luck!! (And I mean it!)

    (Not a Newbie, but I like the various faces for this post!)
    Last edited by RedMtl; 16-Apr-2008 at 07:04. Reason: Spelling error

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    Re: by Edward Sapir

    hi,RedMtl. replies not so many as you expected. (i like these faces too.) thank you for your answer.

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