Published: Wed, April 26, 2017
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Reading comprehension - Context meaning of passage - English Language Learners Stack Exchange

Reading comprehension - Context meaning of passage - English Language Learners Stack Exchange

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The passage is primarily about language , which is why (3) is the correct answer. The paragraph is talking about how the Nahuatl language forms compound words (like German does) and how it combines other words to form rich metaphors. More importantly, just about every sentence is talking about language in one way or another:

Whether the languages ​​ of the ancient American Be clearly answered in the case of Nahuatl. Nahuatl is a language that, like Greek and German, allows the formation of extensive compounds. By the combination of radicals or semantic elements, single compound words can express complex conceptual relations, often of an abstract universal character. The tlamatinime ("those who know") were able to use this rich stock of abstract terms to express the nuances of their thought. They also availed themselves of other forms of expression with metaphorical meaning , some original, some derived from Toltec coinages. Of these forms the most characteristic in Nahuatl is the juxtaposition of two words that, because they are synonyms , associated terms, or even contraries, complement each other to evoke one single idea . Used as metaphor, the juxtaposed terms connote specific or essential traits of the being they refer to, introducing a mode of poetry as an almost usual form of expression.

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