Language Lens

A blog about life, discovery and culture through the lens of language and linguistics.

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Language, it shapes many things in our lives

“Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.” ~Benjamin Lee Whorf

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Exactly this, another way to think about things!

another perspective

Wondering about the World

People travel to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.” –St Augustine

Hike

This is how you grow

growth

Yesterday’s word, Tomorrow’s voice

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.” -T.S. Eliot

past and future

Be at home

“With languages, you are at home anywhere.” ~Edward De Waal

Home with our language

A New World

“Speak a new language so that the world will be a new world.”
~Rumi

New world with clouds

 

A New Perspective

“Speak a new language so that the world will be a new world.” ~Rumi

See the world from a new perspective

Knowledge of language

“Knowledge of languages is the doorway to wisdom.”
~Roger Bacon

 

Doorway

The limits of my language

“The limits of my language means the limits of my world.” ~Ludwig Wittgenstein

Bonzai tree

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