Rühren, Berühren, Aufruhr


Rühren, Berühren, Aufruhr: The German language allows us to place in the same semantic family of ruhr three notions that in French would correspond to bouger (move), agiter (agitate), toucher (touch) and soulevement (uprising), each understood in all the diversity of their possible meanings. Move and agitate are taken in their physical senses as well as their moral/emotional senses, as are touch and uprising. The latter orients its moral value in a socio-political direction.

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