When we need to talk about it.
I listened to this while writing this post, try it while you read :o)
This is the sixteenth in a series of posts reflecting on our willingness to remember and the quality of that knowledge. These posts should be read in order of publication. Starting with number six, for example, would make no sense to the reader. Happy reading!
Language and the tongue. At last! Life is beautiful. To be able to talk, discuss, exchange, share! Looking at my blog, you’ll understand that I take full advantage of it. So let’s jump into the subject.
First of all, let’s separate language from the tongue. Obviously, language includes all languages but still has more attributes. Language includes any medium whose intention is to communicate voluntarily or involuntarily. It therefore includes the development of a structured and shared system of symbols, the written component of language, and the spoken or mimed equivalent, language or sign language. By the way, did you know that there are several variants of sign language in the same spoken language?! Talk about efficiency.
Now let’s look at the tongue. I’m sure we all know what it is, but do we know how important it is in our communications? I invite you to watch this video by Victor Ferry. Although the title is a bit too flashy, you can’t blame him, YouTube forces it, but the excerpt I’ve taken from it is still pretty accurate:
[…] We come to the point that is, for me, the most important. Even if we were to develop a science of body communication, would it help us communicate better? Certainly not. […] Well, if when someone talks to you, you’re focused on their fingers or ears, that means you’re not paying any attention to what they’re saying. It means that you’re not communicating and it means that they haven’t managed to capture your attention. And vice versa, if when you are delivering a speech you are wondering if your hands are in a good position and your upper lip is in the right place, it means that you’re not in it. It means you’re not focused on what’s important to deliver a good speech and if you want to communicate better. […]
To be continued…
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Translation by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/
Last Updated on February 11, 2021 by Coach Danny