DocPtah wrote:AjnachakrA makes a good point concerning the differences in the English and Navajo languages. However...
I would think that the Navajo language is an unusual case. There may be numerous languages that lead to radically different views of reality, but are they that predominant in terms of actual speakers of the languages?
What about the cases of, say, English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Hebrew, Greek, and Chinese? Do these languages have the same "assertiveness", and also are clearly distinct from the Navajo language?
I don't know that I know the answer, but the differences in languages of the above countries would suggest to me that the language differences tend to lead to distinctions in culture -- which mirrors at least to some degree the respective languages.
Then there is the distinct possibility that I way in over my head here.
UnholyEternity wrote:I myself am a little shaky with your definition of terms here...in so far as reality is concerned. Language definitely affects how one views their own relative reality, as in how it they view themselves in relation to others who do and do not speak their own language. However i think that it could be stated that the collective human consciousness is devoid of relativity imposed by any sort of social lens. Language is a medium for something that happens prior to speech or written word...so the reality is experienced "purely" by mind and is then filtered into existence through language and expression.
katsmeow wrote:If the Tower of Babel incident is taken as being symbolic of a "wounding" of mankind, then the key to healing is also contained in that wound.
Sol wrote:The prevalent opinion on the Alternative Circuit is that any kind of a One World Language would be for a means of further enslaving us into a One World Order - but I think that's nonesese. We are ALREADY enslaved into a New World Order, which sells identical products everywhere and makes people wear and buy the same exact things the world over. You can go into a Macdonalds and order an identical Coca-cola ANYWHERE, this has already happened, my dear ones. (But that's another topic we'll be sure to fully hash out on the Conspiracy forum.)
poppy wrote:I question the idea that all recorded language is a left brain function.
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