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A nation’s language reflects its culture, psyche, and modes of thought

A nation’s language reflects its culture, psyche, and modes of thought A nation’s language reflects its culture, psyche, and modes of thought
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A nation’s language, so we are often told, reflects its culture, psyche, and modes of thought. People in tropical climes are so laid-back it’s no wonder they let most of their consonants fall by the wayside. […] The grammar of some languages is simply not logical enough to express complex ideas; German, on the other hand, is an ideal vehicle for formulating the most precise philosophical profundities, as it is a particularly orderly language, which is why the Germans have such orderly minds. […]

The industrious protestant Danes have dropped more consonants onto their icy windswept soil than any indolent tropical tribe. And if Germans do have systematic minds, this is just as likely to be because their exceedingly erratic mother tongue has exhausted their brains’ capacity to cope with any further irregularity.

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