A Strange Look at Language

I’m going to toss out another strange look article. These ones intrigue me the most because they border the line of incomprehensability.


Language is a very huge part in human evolution and advancement, be it teaching a child the ways of the world or physicists decyphering the laws of reality language has a massive part in our daily lives.


If you actually think about it though it’s an incredibly strange thing. A string of sounds created from air crossing vocal chords that follow certain patterns and rules create a mental object of expression. Even this article that you are now reading is following symbols that represent this vocal expression. But why is it that we cannot understand other languages?

Well it’s exactly the same reason that language exists, it has many many different genes involved in it. From culture to location, language is skewed by the many many many people who use it. Japanese, Italian, Korean, Greek, German, Gaelic can all be translated to english but does it mean the same things? No. It does not and never will. This is because languages can only be connected by close equivalents. Japanese uses very formal ways of speaking, titles and words expressig the context of your sentance are used in most dialogue where as german uses der, die and das to explain masculine, femenine and neutral formats of words. Many languages are so incredibly different from eachother that there IS no way to compare them other than to re-word them to meet the requirements of the translated language.


Language is a very strange thing. As you can definitely read.

La langue est une chose très étrange. Comme vous pouvez le lire en priorité.

Taal is een heel raar ding. Zoals je kan zeker lezen.

Sprache ist eine sehr seltsame Sache. Wie Sie sich auf jeden Fall zu lesen.

Ipsa linguae alienae. Ut potest certus legitur.


La langue est une chose très étrange. Comme vous pouvez le lire en priorité.

Is teanga an rud an-aisteach. Mar is féidir leat léamh cinnte.

Dil çok garip bir şeydir. Kesinlikle okumak gibi.

Ngôn ngữ là một điều rất lạ. Như bạn chắc chắn có thể đọc.

भाषा एक बहुत ही अजीब बात है. जैसा कि आप निश्चित रूप से पढ़ सकते हैं.

Gjuha është një gjë shumë e çuditshme. Siç mund ta lexoni patjetër.


~Gaian Helmers


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