Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – German Playwright, Poet, and Novelist
Thought on language…
5 responses to “Thought on language…”
It’s very true. Language tends to become invisible a lot of the time, unless we determine to pay attention to it. Knowing other languages, even a little, fosters greater awareness of our own.
Thanks for the thoughtful reply, Dorothy. I took a peek at Roseborough’s Englyph work and like it a lot. What you wrote makes plenty of sense! I’ve always enjoyed messing with language too, such as in nonsense verse, or the book spine “poems” I post on my own language blog, which were inspired by Nina Katchadourian’s “Sorted books” project.
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