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I feel often that we don't have the right language to talk about emotions i

I feel often that we don't have the right language to talk about emotions in disasters. Everyone is on edge, of course, but it also pulls people away from a lot of trivial anxieties and past and future concerns and gratuitous preoccupations that we have,
Posted 4 months ago

What appeals to me? There are things, points of view, uses of the language,

What appeals to me? There are things, points of view, uses of the language, habits of dress, ways of thought and believing that came to me from my grandparents and came to them from theirs. Things that are of good use in any situation, no matter what the
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A new, a vast, and a powerful language is developed for the future use of a

A new, a vast, and a powerful language is developed for the future use of analysis, in which to wield its truths so that these may become of more speedy and accurate practical application for the purposes of mankind than the means hitherto in our possessi
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You need to find somebody who will speak the same language. We understand t

You need to find somebody who will speak the same language. We understand that we couldn't have any kind of discussion without permission, without a legal framework behind it.
Posted 4 months ago

In legal language, a covenant generally denotes an agreement between two or

In legal language, a covenant generally denotes an agreement between two or more parties. But in a religious context, a covenant is much more significant. It is a sacred promise with God. He fixes the terms.
Posted 4 months ago

I'm not a lawyer, and maybe I should have used more specific legal language

I'm not a lawyer, and maybe I should have used more specific legal language.
Posted 4 months ago

Do not ghettoize society by putting people into legal categories of gender,

Do not ghettoize society by putting people into legal categories of gender, race, ethnicity, language, or other such characteristics.
Posted 4 months ago

Language has no independent existence apart from the people who use it. It

Language has no independent existence apart from the people who use it. It is not an end in itself it is a means to an end of understanding who you are and what society is like.
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Human beings do not live in the objective world alone, nor alone in the wor

Human beings do not live in the objective world alone, nor alone in the world of social activity as ordinarily understood, but are very much at the mercy of the particular language which has become the medium of expression for their society.
Posted 4 months ago

Man's ultimate concern must be expressed symbolically, because symbolic lan

Man's ultimate concern must be expressed symbolically, because symbolic language alone is able to express the ultimate.
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A child raised on a desert island, alone, without social interaction, witho

A child raised on a desert island, alone, without social interaction, without language, and thus lacking empathy, is still a sentient being.
Posted 4 months ago

Language, identity, place, home: these are all of a piece - just different

Language, identity, place, home: these are all of a piece - just different elements of belonging and not-belonging.
Posted 4 months ago