Language is not simply a reporting device for experience but a defining framework for it.
At the same time, new concepts and abstractions flow into the picture, taking up the task of describing the universe without reference to such time or space - abstractions for which our language lacks adequate terms.
Most metaphysical words in Hopi are verbs, not nouns as in European languages.
But in due course it became evident that not only a physical situation qua physics, but the meaning of that situation to people, was sometimes a factor, through the behavior of people, in the start of a fire.
We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language.