Anyone who's lived in different countries knows this: languages all have their own rhythm, color, vibe. Hence all the lost-in-translation nonsense. Words don't matter when it comes to translating concepts: interpretation/localization do. As this study shows, color and space perceptions vary between languages -- among other things. At last, someone put some scientific back-up to what we've known all along.
UPDATE 07/27/10: WSJ on How language influences the way we think