Nouns, verbs, and ontological metaphors

This post (and the many substantive comments) on “Nouns, verbs, and ontological metaphors” may be of interest; it discusses literary Sinitic and Mandarin vs. English; Sinitic vs. Indo-European modes of expression; characters vs. words; Chinese philosophy; mass nouns.

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  1. Comments on that page seem to be closed, so I’ll have to make the inevitable observation on this page: there have been mind-body problems in Chinese philosophy too. It’s not just an Indo-European foible.

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