The value systems are different in different languages. In diachronia these systems vary at a high degree. Changes in this sphere may be connected either with single value lexemes, lexical-semantic groups or much more general value systems. This article is devoted to researching some of these whole-language value systems. Changes in the moral-ethic sphere of oppositiveness and continuality in Russian, English and some other European languages are analyzed. Much attention of the author is devoted to the opposition 'personal - impersonal' in the Russian language as well as to its correspondence to other languages.
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