Linguistics

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by Face Eater, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. Face Eater

    Face Eater Banned

    I think the study of language would be such a fascinating topic and it would really open up the mind to some crazy new ideas about the way people think.

    What do you think of it? Any of you dabble?
     
  2. zilla939

    zilla939 Thought Police Lifetime Supporter

    i do often. i believe that the more we know about language, the more we can understand and expand the scope of human thought. i'm majoring in anthropology and have always had an interest in latin, greek, and german.
     
  3. Dave_techie

    Dave_techie I call Sheniangans

    phonology, etymology, philology

    yes, I dabble.
     
  4. zilla939

    zilla939 Thought Police Lifetime Supporter

    intense study of etymology my junior year = 800 verbal on SAT

    linguistics ftw
     
  5. Cate8

    Cate8 Senior Member

    si senorita
     
  6. BraveSirRubin

    BraveSirRubin Members

    Yes, but I live it more than I study it.

    Just hearin' Americans talk from a foreign perspective shows lots of things.
     
  7. Cate8

    Cate8 Senior Member

    such as?
     
  8. goodvibes83

    goodvibes83 Senior Member

    yeah I heard a lecture about the importance in linguistics for people who speak Hebrew and Arabic (all over my head) and how, meanings and misinterpreations can easily lost in translation, and there are classes about this...but I'm only beginning Arabic, so i haven't gotten to take this course :(
     
  9. zilla939

    zilla939 Thought Police Lifetime Supporter

    that we are supremely awesome.
     
  10. zilla939

    zilla939 Thought Police Lifetime Supporter

    absolutely. there are so many nuances of meaning that don't translate. it happens from other languages to english, but even moreso when translating english into other languages, like spanish or french.
     
  11. indian~summer

    indian~summer yo ho & a bottle of yum

    due to reasons i'd rather not elaborate...
    no.
    just, no.
     
  12. Face Eater

    Face Eater Banned

    Awesome. I am considering anthropology as a subject alongside history, philosophy, linguistics and my compulsory media subjects. I think all of them could contribute to an excellent understanding of the matrix ie. how people react.
     
  13. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    Yes, I have been studying the English language for years. The English language is particularly interesting because it is coded. Many of the words that people take for granted have meanings other than what they think.
     
  14. KozmicBlue

    KozmicBlue Senior Member

    Hey cool, what's your focus in anthropology? I did my BA in social anthro and now I'm in grad school doing legal anthropology with a focus on development and human rights.
     
  15. telephone

    telephone weird

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