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Piraha: the grammar of happiness
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No missionary has been able to convert them. They have no recursion in their language. No words for numbers, colors, or time. They have been described as "the happiest people on earth".

And Chomsky is pissed about it.

These are the Piraha:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NyB4fIZHeU
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Nice. Language is relevant in how people think. Yet there is probably more happiness in freedom from civilization which in cases like this was never known. I watched a bit of this, and will watch it fully when I can give it the full time, as I think to do soon.
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