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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:00:00 AM
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Language: What Is It?

Humans are the only creatures to use a form of communication that scholars consider "language"—a system of spoken sounds or conventional symbols that communicates thought. Although some animals display similar social behavior, linguists are reluctant to term it language, instead describing it as "animal communication." Still, some animals have been taught certain features of human language. Why are most animal languages considered "closed"? More...
ChristopherJohnson
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Language means high level of intelligence, enabling thoughtful communication using conventional symbols.
Absurdicuss
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Language - expressed in a two-dimensional medium or vocalized, it is a coded message employed for the conveyance of immaterial thoughts, knowledge, concepts etc.
There's body language too, and symbols, all the product of will, intent, purpose.

It's where the abstract meets the physical.


Curious and fascinating.






"Now" is the eternal present.
GianMarco Tavazzani
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Daemon wrote:
Language: What Is It?

Humans are the only creatures to use a form of communication that scholars consider "language"—a system of spoken sounds or conventional symbols that communicates thought. Although some animals display similar social behaviour, linguists are reluctant to term it language, instead describing it as "animal communication." Still, some animals have been taught certain features of human language. Why are most animal languages considered "closed"? More...


I can't accept that u.s.a. citizens wouldn't be considered 'humans', as it would according to this trançant definition!!
Some are, I'm quite sure and I claim it loud!
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