The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: A Must-See For Lovers of Linguistics

Ramisa Writes

There are certain human emotions, almost universal, that everyone can relate to… but can never adequately express, given limitations of the English language. These emotions, these categories of sorrows, range from  a desire to experience every emotion intensely –like one did during their youth– to the realisation that every passerby has a complex, vivid, compelling story of their own… one you will never fully uncover.

These obscure –yet profound– sorrows can now be expressed by English speakers, by borrowing words from other languages. For the examples above, their respective words are Yu Yi  and Sonder, and there are numerous other titled “sorrows” within your reach on YouTube.

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