Metaphors underpinning the Gevey language

Every language is based on a set of metaphors - ideas, concepts and stories which while not being accurate or true can be used to represent a wide range of beliefs, emotions and common statements. Naturally these cognitive metaphors will vary from culture to culture, and thus from language to language.

The list of cognative metaphors is extensive, dynamic and constantly developing. The following list merely scratches the surface of the language. Note that the difference between cognitive metaphors and cultural metaphors is that a cognitive metaphor is deeply embedded in the culture, develops slowly, and can be used in a wide range of situations, whereas cultural metaphors are constantly evolving and developing, tend to react to fashions in language usage, and are limited in their application.

Cognitive metaphors include:

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