Nonlineal Thinking

The line our culture not only connects, but it moves. And as we think of a line moving from point to point, connecting one to the other, so we conceive of roads as running from locality to locality. A Trobriander does not speak of roads either as connecting two points, or as running from point to point. His paths are self-contained, named as independent units; they are not to and from, they are at. and he himself is at; he has no equivalent for our to or from.

(Dorothy Lee, "Lineal and Nonlineal Codifications of Reality," 159)

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