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  •  Communicating with others is not the only purpose (4+ / 0-)
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    Uncle Moji, denig, Ahianne, ItsaMathJoke

    of language. And equally important function is communicating with oneself, in other words: thinking. We think in words, and the words we know and the grammatical and syntactical rules we use to manipulate those words forms the basis of our thinking about things.

    Learning another language is also learning another way to think.

    This is a good thing. A single language, world wide, would remove a certain diversity to thinking which keeps the human race flexible and able to respond to crises.

    "The problems of incompetent, corrupt, corporatist government are incompetence, corruption and corporatism, not government." Jerome a Paris

    by Orinoco on Fri Jun 27, 2014 at 12:36:37 PM PDT

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