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Quotation by Benjamin Lee Whorf
The very natural tendency to use terms derived from traditional grammar like verb, noun, adjective, passive voice, in describing languages outside of Indo-European is fraught with grave possibilities of misunderstanding.
Benjamin Lee Whorf (1897–1934), U.S. anthropologist, linguist. "Grammatical Categories," p. 87, Language, Thought, and Reality (1956).
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