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"Heart, Body and Mind would not exist without language"

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"Heart, Body and Mind would not exist without language" Language is defined by the dictionary as "the system of sounds and words used by human to express their thoughts and feelings...(2)the particular language system used by people or nation...(3) a particular way or style of speaking and writing...(5) sing, symbols gestures, etc used for indicating ideas or feelings"*(1).For me language is a facility that only humans have to communicate specific meanings. It functions as primary vehicle to express our deepest thoughts and knowledge. As we can see, language has plenty of different connotations and meanings but all of them point to the same matter, that language is a way to express our feelings, ideas and thoughts and no human lacks of this ability, even the ones who have an incapability to communicate, as dephs or dumbs. This is what makes us think if language is the base of our minds, hearts and bodies, and that without it they would not exist. ...read more.


Even though there are plenty of countries that speak the same language and understand each other, they all use it and pronounce it in a different way creating new words and concepts. So, it can be said that every country has it own "language"*(3), and in consecuense every language has it's own culture and way of thinking. This is what supports the idea that heart would not exist without language. First of all we have to consider the heart as feelings and emotions, and not as a physical thing. A clear example to show that heart is directly connected to language is the nationalism. As we said before, it can be said that every country has it own way of expressing, and sometimes there are many concepts and words in a language that can't be translated into another language, there is a very simple reason for that. Every culture is different in their way of thinking and reacting towards different situation, this is what make the words different, and that some of them don't have a translation in another language. ...read more.


Mind and heart is what makes us be what we are, a particular individual, but, where would that be without a physical container? As a conclusion, it can be said that mind and heart depend completely on language, because without it they would not even exist, as this is what makes us be. Body, in the odder way, is totally independent from language, but not from the heart an mind. Body is what we are physically, and the other two is what we are inside. Even though it would be more correct to say that "Heart and mind would not exist without body and language", we can not leave language behind. It is what makes each of us an individual and with out it, we would not exist as persons. Heart, Body and Mind would not exist without Language Name: Marcela Paz Montecino Grade: 3rd A (group y) Date: July 8th, 2002 * (1) Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary ( Students' Edition)- Oxford University Press-England, 1995 * (2) According to John L. Tomkinson - "The enterprise of knowledge"- Leader Books-1999 * (3)Read 2nd meaning from Oxford's Dicctionary. ...read more.

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