Yesterday a good friend of recent acquaintance – a retired senior executive from corporate sector, erudite, penning short stories on amazingly various themes and in profusion – called from US. They, he and his wife, were having a discussion on “Would you experience a feeling at all if there was no word for it in your language?” This was part of a larger theory that language is a trap to thinking, precluding a lot of untrodden paths just because there are no words to describe. Just like the allegation against search engines.
Felt honored and nervous at being drawn into the discussion. My reading is limited to PGW and Vyasar Virundhu, nothing more sophisticated. Far from anything in linguistics, philosophy, etc.
Nevertheless, I have this propensity for not reading the signs, treading where others wisely back off!! (I don’t drive!)
It was refreshing to contemplate on something more than the…
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