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Modern scholars understand this as well. In cultural anthropology, we have the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis which basically says that our language shapes cognition, that words subconsciously force us into certain ways of perceiving and thinking about the world.
 
For example. Letís look at a word that is at the centre of our debate
 

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