Our language reflects our world

“A Finn and a foreigner walk in the Finnish woods.
The Finn: There is a tokka behind you!
The foreigner: A what? (*Splat*)
The Finn: Tokka! (*Splat*)
I am not sure whether this is a joke in Finnish, but it should be. Tokka translates as ‘large horde of reindeer’. Now, in most languages, it doesn’t make sense to have a separate word to describe a large horde of reindeer as opposed to a single reindeer but, in Finnish, apparently, it does.

Our language reflects our world. ”

Excerpt From: Meik Wiking. “The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well.”.