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21 emotions for which there are no English words [infographic]

At a loss for words over when it comes to what you’re feeling?

It could be the fault of the language we speak, as design student Pei-Ying Lin discovered when embarked on creating this fascinating infographic.

Lin solicited the list of “unspeakable” words from colleagues at London’s Royal College of Art, and found that their definitions in English usually came down to something like, “it is a kind of (emotion A), close to (emotion B), and somehow between (emotion C) and (emotion D).”

Unfortunately, even if you do now have the words to let your feelings be known, you’ll still have to be speaking to someone who knows the language to be understood.

At least someone gets your drift, though.

Via PopSci.

Getting emotional over infographics.

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