Lets talk about words….Ah my favorite topic. I may be biased because I did receive my bachelor’s degree in Linguistics. Lucky for you all you are dealing with a professional. 😉
Listening to and looking at presentations, I often wonder why people chose a particular wording to explain an issue or a specific expression.
The wording can inspire, trigger and create so many feelings or pictures in the recipient mind and we don’t even know why. When learning a language, everything is so intuitive, when you learn how to read the words in your mother tongue you first start to notice the complexity of words.
I grew up trilingual, and between the influences of English, German, and Spanish, you do eventually ask yourself the questions:
What is language anyway? Where do the words come from? How are words established? Who said that the word “dog” is called “dog”? And why doesn’t it even sound like a word anymore when you keep saying it quickly multiple times: dogdogdogdogdogdogdogdog…???
Join me on a little excursion to get to the root of all these questions!