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As much as life has happened, humans find so many ways to go on. We have lived by constitutions, we have lived by rules, we have lived by religious books and sermons of so many other writers and by our own minds, the words that most believe are God’s righteous voice.
To think of it, we don’t seem to have much doubt about words. We welcome them as much as we give them and bare it’s consequences with time weather we like it or not.
Today I chanced on a book titled “I can’t speak English.” published online. I haven’t taken chance to know what is in the book but it drew me to ask two questions… Has language mattered? and would language ever matter?
Much wealth is spent on language education in our world today, to educate growing ones as well as those who are having it as a hobby to get entangled in their outer world. Yet in a world where unity is called for and preached little is noticed in the borders of language and its usage. Per the meaning of the ability to acquire and use complex systems of communication, which is language, we as humans have gone so little a while in the use of language in its complexity.
There has been the argument that language came about as a measure of emotions and some scholars have also said language is what was made by the essence of our logical reasoning which could be true because whatever we think about and express is as a result of what we feel or go through. Estimating the number of languages in the world between five thousand and seven thousand could mean that humans have logically expressed themselves in over seven thousand languages which may even not be time bound, considering animals have expressed themselves the same way as they have come. For example, in Ghana, nine of our languages out of over forty are studied and used nationwide, that means a person in Ghana can express themselves in nine different ways in any logical emotion when a goat would only bleat nine different emotions in just one talk.
Amazing isn’t it, to be human, especially when language can be such an unpredictable phenomenal attribute. Now lets imagine what language should mean to the other creatures around us. How do we think animals understand language, for instance, for a dog trainer who wants to tell a dog “sit” and wouldn’t have to bark it.
But if language had to happen after we have only been human, then with what other did God the creator make out of “Let there be light!” as in the book of Genesis. That means there could be some language that we haven’t known yet should make meaning if spoken to ordinary humans. We could be like the animals who have no clue what we blatter so has to wait for signals to adhere, or a Chinese trying to explain himself to a Yoruba. Perhaps could there be some other dimension where we human communicate like the animals in ours? If philosophy couldn’t say then what can science prove. That we are as we are and couldn’t be any better than the expression of our imaginative via language.
We are human beings, Homo sapiens, who for years have sought to be powerfully better, so if by any means necessary, then language must count. In the search for peace, in the admonition of credency of our well being and in the reaching of our ultimate self, should we never pardon ourselves of the use of what proverbially or poetically begot our existence. Let us talk.
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