Emotions Around the Body
English speakers feeling nervous
might say we have butterflies in our stomachs
The Spanish expression for nervousness
is "tener nervios" or to have nerves
In Korafe a Papua New Guinea language of Oro Province
speakers describe anything sharp or powerful as "dika-ghae"
literally teeth-with or with teeth
Patep speakers in Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea
say "rna-yin" or eye-needle for anything sharp or thorny
Another Patep word
"nita" or insides
holds extensive emotional space
meaning at times:
but "xeyaa" or stomach
indicates happiness or anger
and "ni" which is skin or essence
indicates shame and disgust
while "vaa" foot or leg
can also mean to be pleased
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