See these red dots? Those are 19 emotions for which English has no words.
The graphic itself uses baseline of Parrot’s Emotion Classification - a seemingly
nuanced guide to specific human feelings.
But the foreign words, working their way into the spokes of language,
make Parrot’s emotions sound like they’ve been muttered by a caveman.
The graphic makes a strong case to keeping the variety of world wide language alive.
Because in a way, if we don’t have the words to describe a feeling…
…how much are we really feeling it?