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Language is a Virus: SARs-CoV-2 and the Science of Political Control


"Language consists of

language games that reflect forms of living."

Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein


links between sound and meaning

23rd edition Ethnologue

February 21, 2020: As our contribution to the celebration of International Mother Language Day, we are pleased to announce the release of the 23rd edition of Ethnologue on this day.

Evidence rebuts Chomsky's
Theory of Language Learning

How language shapes the way we think

The Lies of Language: Tricked by the Light

Brain adapts after rare dementia attacks language center

Sounds Humans Use to Communicate Without Words


"Generally we are only conscious of messages that are delivered linearly via some specific linguistic pattern, our nervous system also absorbs messages of associational or juxtapositional natures." - Edward Wilson & Wes Unruh


Language, always in a state of flux, is forever transforming.

Common usage of words shows constant modification and adaptation.

Over time definitions of words and phrases evolve into strangers.

"Man is a social being therefore a language is required which makes it possible to be always passing from what is known to what is yet to be known.

There must be a language whose symbols - which cannot be infinite in number - are extensible to an infinity of things.

This tendency of the symbol to transfer itself from one object to another is characteristic of human language." - Henri Bergson


"We have cautioned against believing all adaptations to be perfect, or all traits to be optimal, as human mental abilities are the results of adaptation to primitive circumstances.

The enormous periods of time during which our ancestors were foragers and hunter-gatherers are likely to have been formative for our species.

To regard a human mind as a blank slate informed by learning only after its birth is woefully inadequate to explain the development of human language.

Genetic pre-programming by natural selection endows linguistic abilities.

Those in possession of such abilities, even in primitive form, had a clear survival advantage over those that did not: linguistic ability is adaptive." - John D. Barrow


Corruption of original conceptual language images inevitably occurs because of the adaption, modification and evolution of terminology.

Many times a language gains richness and depth as it evolves.

Other times a language is entirely changed, the word symbols morph, as is the case when doublespeak was introduced to the world in 1984.




music of the spheres

Speaking in Whistles:
The Whistled Language of Oaxaca, Mexico

Birds use language like humans, joining calls together to form sentences


Hebrew: AVRA KEDIBRA = HAPPENED AS SPOKEN

Aladdin's Lamp


"Language has creative force. Words are not merely symbols that point to things; they call forth the reality and power of that being mentioned."

Joseph Epes Brown

Reality Reviewed



"The slovenliness of language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts.

Words - objective, categorical, effective, virtual, basic, primary, promote, constitute, exhibit, exploit, utilize, eliminate, liquidate - dress up a simple statement and give an air of scientific impartiality to biased judgements.

Adjectives like epoch-making, historic, triumphant, inevitable, inexorable, veritable, are used to dignify the sordid process of international politics.

Writing that aims at glorifying war usually takes on an archaic color: realm, throne chariot, mailed fist, trident, sword, shield, buckler, banner, jackboot.

Foreign expressions such as cul de sac, weltanschauung, deus ex machina, status quo, gemeinschaft, are used to give an air of culture and elegance.

Bad writers, and especially scientific, political, and sociological writers, are nearly always haunted by the notion that Latin or Greek words are grander than Saxon ones, and unnecessary words like expedite, ameliorate, predict, extraneous, deracinated, clandestine, subaqueous, and hundreds of others constantly gain ground from their Anglo-Saxon numbers.

Meaningless magical words abound - supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

It is normal to come across long passages completely lacking in meaning.

The word fascism has no meaning except as "something not desirable."

The words democracy, socialism, freedom, patriotic, justice each have variable meanings which cannot be reconciled with one another.

As it is almost universally felt calling a country democratic is praising it: consequently the defenders of all brands of regime claim democracy.

Words of this kind are often used in a consciously dishonest way.

That is, the person who uses them has his own private definition, but allows his hearer to think he means something quite different.

Statements like Marshal Pétain was a true patriot; the Soviet press is the freest on Earth; the Catholic Church is opposed to persecution, are almost always made with intent to deceive.

Other words with variable meanings used dishonestly are: class, totalitarian, science, progressive, reactionary, bourgeois, equality.

Orthodoxy, of whatever color, seems to demand a lifeless, imitative style.

The great enemy of clear language is deliberately insincere prevarication.

When there is a gap between real and declared aims, one turns instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink.

In our age there is no such thing as "keeping out of politics."

All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of schizophrenic lies.

The present political chaos is connected with the decay of language and one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end.

Political language - and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists - is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.

One cannot change this all in a moment, but one can change one's own habits, and from time to time one can, if one jeers loudly enough, send some worn-out useless phrase - melting pot, acid test, veritable inferno, or other lump of verbal refuse - into the dustbin, where it belongs." - George Orwell




language tree

Evolution of Language

New languages re-wire brains of all ages

Finding 'lost' languages in the brain:
Implications for subconscious role of infant experiences

Our efficient brains may explain language 'universals'


"Our daily language, and, in most cases, our so-called scientific language together with its logic, originated mostly in a pre-scientific epoch and are largely elementalistic and absolutistic; which must hamper successful reasoning and solutions." - Alfred Korzybski


In the beginning there were no words only representational sounds.

Grunts, groans and moans of the human animal.

Original Language is locked deep inside each of us, ready to reemerge whenever we shed the inhibitions of our social culture.

The vocalizations of passionate sexual abandon are nothing other than the Original Language remembered.

These utterances are more honest and intimate than semantic exchange.

Intensely emotional experiences elicit utterances of the Original Language - spontaneous vocalizations of ecstasy, lamentation, glee, fear, rage, and joy and the cooing noises we used at infants to placate the giants.

Surviving exclamations create primal reverberations in the body and psyche - "Tada!" "Yahoo!" "Wow!" "Amen!" "Ahh" "Oooh" "Yippee-ki-yay!" - words in which the sound is the meaning.

Sanskrit words and phrases often have an emotional resonance.

Words like "Om," "Ah," "Ram" and others are considered not to denote or represent the Divine, but to actually be aspects of the Divine.

In Native American languages identity between sound and meaning exists.

Names and nouns are an intrinsic inseparable aspect of the Named: to name a Being, or any aspect or function of Creation, actualizes that Reality.

Chinese culture has strong taboos against speaking aloud dark possibilities, lest it bring them into Reality.

In America, we still knock on wood.



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Kids' gestures show an instinct for language

How reading to babies turns babble into language

Musical rhythm helps babies find patterns in speech






Syntax is the consideration of language patterns, speech structures and phrasal hierarchies which dictate how words combine to form sentences.

Syntax attempts to formally chronicle how structural relations between elements in a sentence contribute to its interpretation.

Using principles of formal logical analysis Syntacticians attempt to represent accurately the proper hierarchical relationship of elements.

This is crucial to the correct interpretation, equivalent to native speaker understanding of idiom, of a given language.

Where syntax is concerned with the formal structure of sentences, semantics deals with the actual meaning of words and sentences.

Semantics is the study of intention - intrinsic meaning of words and phrases.

Work in the field of philosophy of language is concerned with the relation between meanings and the world, and this concern bisects formal semantics.

For example, both philosophers of language and semanticists use predicate, propositional and modal logics to express their ideas about word meaning.

Pragmatics is concerned with the role of context in interpretation.



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Phonology is the study of speech sounds and patterns.

Phonology has two children, Phonetics and Phonemics.

Phonetics, the study of speech sounds, has three children - Articulation, Auditory and Acoustic.

Articulation: analysis of the way in which the structures of the vocal tract, the articulators (tongue, lips, jaw, palate, teeth etc.) interact to create the specific speech sounds in human speech organs that create rhetoric.

Auditory: analysis of the acquisition and comprehension or the perception of phonetic sounds of words of a language through hearing.

Acoustic: the examination and analysis of the physical characteristics of speech sounds such as color, loudness, amplitude, frequency, aroma, emotion, the mean squared amplitude of the waveform, its duration, its fundamental frequency, its frequency spectrum, and the relationship of these properties to other branches of phonetics, and to abstract linguistic concepts like phoneme , phrases, utterances, exclamations, hails and applause.

Phonemics classifies and analyzes interrelationship of parts of speech while deliberately inspecting the evolutionary environmental changes of the phonemes of a language - the way sounds are arranged in languages helps you hear what sounds are important in that language.

The unit of analysis for phonemics is called phonemes.

"A phoneme is a sound that functions to distinguish one word from another in a language."

Examples: Tie Die, Bass Mass, Went Bent, But Nut Hut, Feel Eel Peel, Cool Pool Fool, Woulda Shoulda Coulda





Morphology is the identification, analysis and description of the structure of a given language's morphemes and other linguistic units, such as words, affixes, parts of speech, intonation/stress, or implied context (words in a lexicon are the subject matter of lexicology).

Morphological typology represents a method for classifying languages according to the ways by which morphemes are used in a language - from the analytic that use only isolated morphemes, through the agglutinative ("stuck-together") and fusional languages that use bound morphemes (affixes), up to the polysynthetic, which compress lots of separate morphemes into single words.



Sentences show up as predictable patterns in your brain






Semiotics: the nature of linguistic symbols

The referent, or "real object," represented by a linguistic symbol exists as a concept held in the mind of the individual envisioning the referent.

Referents with physical mirrors in reality are completely different animals than referents found only in the imaginative conceptual structures of minds.

What if parallel imaginative conceptual structures also exist in other minds?

The truth is these referents exist in every conscious mind.

Look closely and the parallels become apparent as they are a reflection of the exterior world seen through the lens of uniquely disparate human eyes.

Complex codes of internally replayed behavior are acted out in a manner similar to that in which scripts are run in a browser window.

Parallel imaginative conceptual structures are identified by Carl Jung as "ground" ideas or archetypical concepts shared universally by humans.

As people move through the stages of life, and although they all have unique experiences, common conceptual structures surface with regularity.

These common conceptual archetypes include epiphanies brought forth through living experiences that propagate altered states of consciousness uniquely distinct and divergent from all previous states encountered.




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