TED talk (12 min Youtube video) by Keith Chen - research of links between people's saving habits and the existence of the future tense in their language. Might be interesting for fellow futureless speakers on this forum:)
Futureless languages and saving habits(4 posts)
Incredible! Thanks for that Henrik.
Interesting how this implicitly supports the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, which most linguists dislike these days as a potentially racist/ethnocentric supposition. Still, I think it makes a lot of sense on an idiosyncratic level about language choice.
Also, to be a stickler: some of the languages that he mentions don't have a future tense technically do, although they're infrequently used.
I think that's true for even the majority of them, but it doesn't matter, since his point was being forced to use a grammatically distinct future tense, i.e. having no other option.
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