Simple Life, Simple Language

According to The Scotsman, there is a group of people in Brazil who have no colors in their language, no numbers, no creation story. They’re a very laid back group of people.

…Professor Dan Everett, of Manchester University, is claiming the language was shaped by the Pirahas’ lifestyle, rather than a “universal grammar” that all humans were said to possess in a long-accepted theory developed by the renowned United States academic Noam Chomsky.

I particularly like that because 1. universal grammar presupposes evolution and 2. Noam Chomsky may be an incredible linguist but he’s a wacko American-hating while living in America politician.