It is not difficult to understand that language is a significant component in the interactions of everyday life. It is through this beautiful and complex phenomenon that human beings are able to read, write, and communicate with one another.
Merriam – Webster definition
language (noun) \ˈlaŋ-gwij, -wij\: the system of words or signs that people use to express thoughts and feelings to each other.
language (noun) \ˈlaŋ-gwij, -wij\: a living, breathing organism. It ebbs and flows as it is pulled and influenced by the will and creativity of those who speak it. It’s poetry, it’s life, it’s love at first sight.
Each language has a unique beauty; words, grammar, and meaning blend together to create a glorious melody.
A Love Affair With Language
Learning a language is like falling in love. The more you get to know a language, the more time you spend investing in its mysteries, the deeper in love you fall.
Or perhaps flirting a little, having fun, and then moving on is a little more your style? Whether you are in a monogamous relationship with a language, or like to love it and leave it, I think we can all agree that being a language lover is incomparably enriching.
This year I will interview fellow language lovers, in a series I am quite excited about. We will get to experience together, the joys and sorrows of various language learners around the globe in:
Language Loves Me: a linguistic love affair
I am hoping, that we can encourage each other through further exploration and discussion of how this beautiful thing we call language, and its many facets, plays such an integral role in our every day lives.
How would you describe your own linguistic love story? Is it a great love, or a passionate yet short-lived fling? And my real question……….. If language is a living breathing organism, can a language love you in return?
Keep an eye out for my first interview, coming soon. I’ll give you a hint: it’s a love affair with हिन्दी & اردو.
Anyone want to guess what language that is?
Are you learning a language and would like to share your story with the rest of us? Don’t be shy, we all need encouragement and inspiration!
If you have a linguistic love story to share, please email me at: aplacelikemeinagirllikethis (at) gmail (dot) com