The Eskimos have fifty-two names for snow

The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love. - Margaret Atwood

Why can’t we have more words to express Love in English?

Your love for your parents is different from the love you have for your pet (I hope).
Your love for your brother or sister is different from your love for your partner.
Your love of chocolate is different from the love of a parent.

We use one word love for many different situations when in fact it has a variety of shades of meaning or intensity.

The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love. – Margaret Atwood

The Canadian Margaret Atwood wrote this quote in the 1970s.

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