Words make us human


Lost languages like the secret codes of Sanskrit
The way we reform expression to convey
The current state of things
message (must?) evoke meaning

From amphibious slime into the human creature–
Whatever you believe, language is what makes
Us human.

Vanishing Languages via National Geographic

“Different languages highlight the varieties of human experience, revealing as mutable aspects of life that we tend to think of as settled and universal, such as our experience of time, number, or color. In Tuva, for example, the past is always spoken of as ahead of one, and the future is behind one’s back. ‘We could never say, I’m looking forward to doing something,’ a Tuvan told me. Indeed, he might say, ‘I’m looking forward to the day before yesterday.’ It makes total sense if you think of it in a Tuvan sort of way: If the future were ahead of you, wouldn’t it be in plain view?”

The Endangered Languages Project
the future is behind one’s back. ‘We could never say, I’m looking forward to doing something,’ a Tuvan told me. Indeed, he might say, ‘I’m looking forward to the day before yesterday.’ It makes total sense if you think of it in a Tuvan sort of way…

Published by katherinewalker

Director, Writer, Producer Nominated for two primetime Emmy's for the Apprentice Emmy award winning episode The Amazing Race Columnist, Editor, Grantwriter UVa-B.A. English/History VFS-Certificate Film Conflict Resolution Mediator Facilitator, State of Hawaii, DOJ Published poet, filmmaker, photographer, music aficionado. Canoe paddler, horse wrangler, gem dealer, fixer, The Wolf. https://about.me/katherine.walker Katherine Walker EP-Show Runner, Director www.imuafilm.wordpress.com katherineelizabethwalker LinkedIn Los Angeles, CA Schedule a time

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