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something i found interesting...

From:Cathy Whitlock <cprincessw@...>
Date:Thursday, August 31, 2000, 19:53
I was working on something for my ToK (Theory of Knowledge) class, and came
across something relating to languages in general:

"Language has an imporant effect on the way we experience the world. Most of
our knowledge comes to us linguistically encoded. This immediately raises the
question of the relationship between language and the world. Does language
passively describe the way the world is, or does it actively structure our
experience?... Can we know something we can't put into words?"

And our next discussion will be on what would theoretically happen if a baby
grew up without being exposed to a langauge and what the baby would do, etc.,
and what role the devcelopement of language holds on human developement and
evolution. Its all very interesting! Also, how one's native tongue can affect
the way one sees the world and personal philosophies.

Just wanted to let you all know I thought of you today when reading this!
Also I think I may have convinced my ToK teacher to join the list!