Bang! “Ow!”

My latest article for TheWeek.com is about the way different languages codify the sound of, say, knocking your shin against a piece of furniture… and your response to it. From language to language, it’s similar in some ways, but different in others:

Why pain is expressed differently in different languages

 

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