Help with Questions to Gulliver’s Travels Part IV Chapter IV: What does “saying the thing that was not” indicate

 

  • What does “saying the thing that was not” indicate in Houyhnhm language? Why does this make the Houyhnhm so confused and uneasy?
  • When Gulliver attempts to explain the condition of his crew to the Houyhnhm, he keeps hitting holes in his vocabulary. What are some concepts he has that have no equivalent in the Houyhnhm language? List three.

 

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