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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.

言語は非常に奇妙なものです。あなたは間違いなく読むことができます。

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.

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~Gaian Helmers

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A Strange Look at Earth

Continuing on with Monday’s “A Strange Look” I’d like to talk about the Earth. What is very normal to us, is really very bizarre in a grander view of things.

 

Earths core is a spinning ball of iron wrapped in an ocean of liquid hot iron.

Earth has oceans of H2O and Mineral spires and chasms. The H2O oceans drench the surrounding land by falling from the sky.

Strangely these oceans of H2O have allowed Earth to become riddled with creatures that dig, grow, eat, fly, live, die, run and a long long list more upon its surface. It is a comfortable -50C to 60C temperature and it lacks greatly in natural gasses and diamonds.

 

It has ecosystems that span from, thick unchartable jungle, to dry arid desert, to caustic freezing wastelands and everything inbetween.

 

It’s hard to really comprehend from the perspective we have but earth is quite a strange planet.

 

To summarize it in a theoretical quote kinda way…

“You mean your planet doesnt have 3 month long dust storms? Weird”

“You mean your planet doesn’t have oceans of methane? What do you drink to stay alive?”

“Woah, your planet is -40C? Thats blazing hot. How can you stand it?”

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~Gaian Helmers

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A Strange Look at Man

Though this may not be filled with riveting fact, I’d like to bring up a strange topic…

Looking at humans in the perspective of nature.

 

Humans are an organic creature of skin and bone. But have you thought of the many processes that our skin and bones are going through?

 

Our skin is a large flesh bag thats glued to our strands of muscle and is stretched over our chest cavity in order to hold our internal organs inside of ourselves.

Our lungs, one of the strangest organs of all are sponge baloons that suck in O2 (oxygen) and feed our bloodcells. Much like a filter feeding muscle.

Our bones are hollow tubes of hard materials packed with a foamy fatty product called marrow and that marrow for some reason produces millions and millions of blood cells. (It’s happening as you read this.)

 

Disgustingly our mouth and our… are connected by one very very very long tube that intakes and ejects foods and objects. Even stranger, our skin connects without a seam to this tube, making us a complex ring.

 

Humans… and really, most animals are very very strange creatures.

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~Gaian Helmers

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