So goes the famous words by Charlemagne.
Being raised bilingual, I absolutely agree with this quote. Behind a language there is history, geography, music, certain types of food... all the elements that form a culture and give shape to a language, an organism that evolves and constantly changes, fed by the people who speak it.
So, if there is a culture, a soul behind a language, do you think there is also a different way to see the world?
New research suggests that language has a profound effect on the way we see the world and how we think. For instance, did you know that some indigenous tribes say north, south, east and west, rather than left and right, and as a consequence have great spatial orientation? To learn more about this research, please visit this article.
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