30 June 2012

Four things I love about languages

Structure

I love grammar. I loved diagramming sentences in 7th grade. I love language as art and folly, structure gone mad.  

Meaning

I love semantics and interpretations. Words are thoughts; thoughts are actions. Rhetoric rules. I love thinking in another language. 

Performance 

Of languages I've learned,* I'm most excited about performing Italian. It's the most fun. Open your mouth B I G. Everyday life is a performance, an opportunity to be another you. 

People

It's all about connecting with people and a people.



* Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Italian