- Another good reason to study languages, I think, is that our brains form such
strong connections between the words we use and the things the words
represent that those words define our perceptions of the things. When we learn a new
language, it pulls us out of our habitual connections and into recognizing new
ones, allowing us to see things in a new light.
Helen's idea of sending daily sayings is so interesting, because of the
idioms, too. Another side thought is about my Slovak relatives' English. I've
realized they speak English using Slovak grammar sometimes, like word order and
different prepositions than I'd choose, and lots of confusion about articles
like a and the. I am sure I sound like a cave-woman when I try to get a message
across in Slovak, but then people tend to be kind and gracious and reaching
toward understanding over perfection.
Just a thought.... Zuzka
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