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Friday, December 06, 2013

I'm thankful for language

I’m thankful for language. With it we can think, as well as speak (although sometimes we don’t do enough thinking before we speak). Thinking includes imagining things as they might have been, as they might become, and even impossible things. We couldn’t do that without language. We can read and write. God chose to communicate the truth to us mostly through language. There are other species that can communicate, but none come close to the complexity and sophistication of human language. It’s not only complex and sophisticated, but ambiguous, and that makes for interesting puns, and, sometimes, miscommunication.

Thanks for reading this short essay, which used language.

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