Why it’s hard to talk about dialogic containers in English

Chris Corrigan

Over my career I’ve had the gift of working extensively in indigenous communities in North America and one of the features of many (but not all) indigenous languages is the fact that they are verb-based as opposed to English which is very noun-based. On the Art of Hosting list today there has been a very interesting conversation about some of the Japanese words that are used to describe space and container.

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A calendar of seasons for my time and place

Chris Corrigan

The rest of North America is locked into a cold freeze, and next week I’ll be tasting a bit of it with a two week trip to New Brunswick, Ohio and Ontario. It’s a beautiful day on the south coast of British Columbia.

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