i don’t think there’s any concept that can’t be expressed in SOME FORM in any natural language. I

I’m ok with using multiple words to describe a phenomenon. Compression of information into a single word holds no magic for me, as phrases work just as well, so long as the understanding is passed on. [communication]

There’s a bit of mythology around this: linguistic mythology.

You hear it when you’re a kid, “The Eskimos have 17 words for snow”. It was supposed to prove that we think differently based upon language.

I remember hearing that as a kid. Then I watched a weather report and heard things like, ‘blustery snow, black ice” and such and realized that the 17 words for snow thing was a bit of BS.

We could easily express the same concepts.

There may be prejudices based upon linguistic formulations. Slight ones. But nothing major I don’t think. For example, masculine and feminine forms of words _might_ prejudice certain thought patterns somewhat.

In English, a ship is “she” and many a male captain loves their ship “like a beautiful woman”.

But overall, i don’t think there’s any concept that can’t be expressed in SOME FORM in any natural language. It might take more words, more pictures, more explaining, but always possible.

So for me, to answer the OP, i don’t know.

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