+163 The Purpose of Language, amirite?

by Anonymous 9 months ago

Yeah.... Gonna have to disagree on a few of those assertions. Language is an abstraction of communication aka verbal communication. It can be used to convey ideas but is not limited to just that purpose (e.g. - stub toe -> pain noises would be involuntary noise). The main driver is that the specific noises have agreed upon meaning that we have assigned as a community. Not sure why you think we're being brainwashed by it and it certainly has nothing to do with an OS. There is an argument to be made that language itself can help shape and control how individuals think and conceptualize things internally (difficult to imagine concepts that dont exist within a language without direct experiences/effort)... But it doesn't really seem like you are making that point.

by Anonymous 9 months ago