49 Words for Snow

January 29th, 2014

There's a longstanding myth that the Inuit have 50 words for snow. While they do have quite a few, there are just as many in English. Consider "flurry," "blizzard," and "sleet" for example. In fact, there are quite a few similarities between languages, such as the ubiquitous phrase, "umiatsiaasara pullattagaq nimerussanik ulikkaarpoq."