Equational languages are the second-most widespread language type in the world (coming right after verbicentric langauges). Reminder: verbicentric languages are those that set a sentence with a verb, i.e., a special word that tells “what’s happening” in the sentence and governs the actants (doers and doees). Unlike them, equational languages introduce a sentence by equating […]
Words are bricks that our speech is built from. Every opus of literature, every speech of a politician. A word is sort of a LEGO piece: its shape and structure define its function, as well as its ability to interact with other pieces.
To understand what a language is, we need to define it. It’s actually not as easy as you think A language is conditional relationship between two systems: coding substrate and information – which is used to store and transfer that information. Since you understood nothing (just like myself), I am going to digest the definition […]
This article is the sort-of continuation of the Greek grammar talk. Or at least, the issue is the same: improper grammar theories impede our understanding of languages. After this article, you might be surprised how much do you misunderstand your native tongue. Like I mentioned in the other article, Greek grammar is inapplicable to “exotic” […]
Homosapient language – the advent of the sentence. A phrase is largely possible thanks to a new property of a word that appeared in Neandertal language – nodes. A node is the ability of a word to combine with other words in a predefined manner to code a new object. In English, the situation with […]
Globalization is a mixed blessing. And perhaps nothing has suffered more from it than world languages…