The Living Force
Cultivating our own listening is a large part of what the work is about.
A very interesting article. I have long believed that the language in which we express our emotions is of great importance. I think that I would be interested in the analysis of Polish, Greek, Hebrew and Hungarian in this respect. These are four completely different views on emotionality and also on the perception of time. Contrary to appearances, learning languages is useful not only to communicate with others, but to perceive some issues from multiple perspectives, to broaden these perspectives.I stumbled upon the following fascinating article!
Civility is a pretty modern concept, given how old human language is, but I like the idea of a use-case spectrum. Unsurprisingly, I think STO/STS is a pretty good one to hang with. And it doesn't seem to me that language, itself, is bound to this spectrum. Rather it seems to me that we bring these intentions (consciously or unconsciously) to channels like language, dance, drama, dreams, logic, tools, so on.But the whole spectrum of language serves a purpose, but we are inclined insofar as our understanding to use language manipulatively or civilly on a scale as rigid or elastic as our contemporaries. But we choose to speak in earnest, because it gives a sense of well being.
Since this thread was started and I took in Chu’s videos and the discussion in that thread, I’ve had many ideas and thoughts that I have been ‘chewing on’ and thinking about. This post is a start to these ideas and thoughts. I plan to also post in Chu’s thread.
Just a quick note. Perhaps the mathematical representation becomes more nuanced and complex over time as it is with language learning too. With language, whether it be one's mother tongue or additionally learned languages, the more one uses them in different context and different areas of life, the more one sees all the subtleties in the language. It is also a common experience with learning a new language, that the more one delves into the language, the more one realizes how little one knows and how much more there is, to truly knowing a language.The soul is not static in this, so the mathematical representation changes (possibly grows) as more learning, etc takes place and information is stored in the soul.
That's interesting, I was just having a conversation with someone today about something similar, how language or music could be a great example of both emispheres of the brain working in harmony. There's a structure of old learned patterns and rules, and there's a very present moment flow of sound punctuated by said structure.Very interesting video. At the beginning she includes as part of an analysis the mention of minor and major notes in dialect. That reminded me that Iain McGilchrist in material on left and right brain hemisphere function, talks about language. He suggests that music may have been the original language.
“Of course, we see that completely pure intent is a pretty tall order. Thus we see that the key becomes acting now with intent, but no imaginary anticipation for the future. A goal, with applied will of action, which necessitates left brain conscious preparing and planning, via the heightened awareness of the right brain, which deals directly with the present conditions, will result in an opening of life changing creative potential.” —Laura Knight-Jadczyk, The Wave (Chapter 23)
Thought I would share this article I came across on the mainstream Australian ABC website.
It is called," Australian researchers develop new communication system inspired by rare NT aboriginal language Jingulu". NT stands for Northern Territory.
I am a caveman when using my phone to post, so if you google the title the article is easily found.
What is interesting is that the language only has three verbs. These are go, come and do. Due to the simplicity and flexibility of the language, it has applications in Artificial Intelligence. It is only spoken by very few elderly people now.
I assume that the people who speak this language are hunter gatherer desert people who live in very harsh and unforgiving conditions. There would be little room for anything else but surviving.
Maybe this is off topic, I came across this BBC documentary discussing regional dialects and how language and phonetics have changed since WW1. The presenter is a voice coach, coaching UK actors on the English dialects for BBC historical series, to make them more authentic. Apparently, there was an experiment in linguistics and the English dialectics, to capture the spoken words and dialects from captured POW's during WW1, this was not exclusive to the many nationalities captured at the time, this same procedure was involved, There is an archive in Germany recorded on shellacked discs, a new form of plastic at the time. According to the the person interviewed at the repository. It was, at the time (he states this is documented). Germany considered, it would become the new world Empire, and change the thought and language of the native population, using language (my interpenetration) believe it or not, only history can determine the truth, with forethought and afterthought
Some areas of the documentary are heart wrenching, from family members that have never heard the spoken voices of their ancestors, some of the most prolific recordings are of the Prodigal Son, how ironic!.