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2011 Reprint of 1956 version. complete facsimile of the unique version, now not reproduced with Optical reputation software program. The speculation prompt via Whorf that the constitution of a person's language is an element within the approach during which he is familiar with fact and behaves with recognize to it has attracted the eye of linguists, anthropologists, psychologists, philosophers, in addition to a wide phase of the general public. it is a choice of very important essays released via Whorf over the process his lifetime.

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Ll. • -' L ' . C Ll. , U, LU\.. "'1"'\.. v, LU\.. , ''', ,1L"\.. ancient tutelary deity, which stands on a great rock pinnacle overlooking the town. The temple has been described by Saville,' Seler,2 and Novelo,s but nownere do any fFiem discuss file figures dealt with herein. The structure bears indications 4 of dating from the reign of the Aztec king Ahuitzotl, who died in 1502; but, as the figures in question show likenesses to forms known to be over a thousand years more ancient than this, it may be that in the building of the temple they were carved in obedience to artistic traditions, or copied from older architectural work of this region.

12 become no. 14, the position of the Aztec Calli or the Maya Akbal, neither of which has any resemblance to it. It is a conventionalized serpent jaw, a common Middle American art motive. Therefore I think that no signs need be allotted to the broken space and that we have here the day sign before Cimi-Miquiztli, which is the Maya Chicchan (Fig. 2, nos. 3 and 4), the Aztec CoatI (Serpent) (Fig. 2, nos. 1 and 7 Caractere des inscriptions Azteques et Mayas. 50 LANGUAGE, THOUGHT, AND REALITY 2). The common Aztec form is not conventionalized to the degree of this figure.

Psychoanalysis is the one school that really deals with mental material, and it sometimes gets results, but it works only in the sphere of abnormal is not the key to the normal. Moreover, it is so resolute in its determination to deal with intangibles that it shows almost a contempt for the external world and strays continually into the realms of p an asm. IS 00 eavi y s ampe WI e signa ure 0 I S oun er, Freud, an erratic genius with a faculty of apperceiving deep but obscure truths, and is notion-obsessed and cluttered with weird dogma.

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