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

Chris Corrigan

I learned today that all of these words are similar, and include not just ideas about the quality of space but time as well. When they say those things, the English ear hears the word “time” or “space” (the nouns in the sentence), but the words the Elders use are pointing to the qualities of the relationships between things in the container of time or space. Over the years, teaching about containers to people who speak these languages I have begun to learn a few concepts.

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