“Words Across Cultures”
Does English have words for everything? Do words of other languages always have English equivalents?
Edith Moravcsik, Prof. Emeritus, UW–Milwaukee, and First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee Member, has taught linguistics at universities in Europe and the U.S. for more than 30 years. Her brief glance around the globe will show how very different languages can be in their vocabularies. An example: Jale (Papua New Guinea) has only two words for colors; Nuer (Sudan) in turn has ten words to distinguish hues of cattle.
Host: Juliet Hills
Sunday Forum is a Sunday morning lecture series at First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee that showcases provocative, sometimes controversial, speakers discussing topical issues of the day: politics, the environment, health issues, the arts, education and more. The Forum — in Max Otto Hall on our second floor — begins at 10:10 a.m. and lasts about 45 minutes. Speakers give a 30-minute presentation, followed by questions and brief comments from the audience. Coffee is served. Childcare is available.