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The positive lexicography
Welcome to the positive lexicography, an evolving index of 'untranslatable' words related to wellbeing from across the world's languages. For an introduction to the project, please check out my new TEDx presentation.
The lexicography is a work in progress. The definitions here are all provisional, and I am continually looking to refine and improve them. Any suggestions in this respect are much appreciated, as are recommendations for new words. Thanks for your support!
Please contribute your suggestions for the lexicography to the project's Facebook page, The Happy Words Project. I'd be particularly grateful if you'd consider recording and uploading a short video describing the word in question. You can also follow the project on Twitter and Instagram, which include 'Word of the day' features.
The Psychologist (April 2018): Five words that matter to psychology.
Scientific American (Jul 2016): The magic of untranslatable words.
Interviews and presentations
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