Re: Emotion Selection

Fri, 16 Jul 1999 14:36:16 +0200

It appears as if Spike Jones <> wrote:


|> |English: pride, envy, wrath, sloth, lust, greed, and gluttony.
|> |Swedish: högmod, avund, vrede, lättja, vällust, girighet och frosseri.
|> Finnish: ylpeys, kateus, viha, velttous, himo, ahneus ja mässäily.
|Im surprised there isnt more similarity between Swedish and Finnish.
|Are they not of common origin, like English and German?  spike

English, German, Russian, Spanish, French, Italian, Persian, Hindi, etc., are mere dialects of the Indoeuropean language. Finnish, Estonian and a number of other more obscure languages in Siberia are a completely different group altogether.