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    I found this debate on "The Economist" and thought it was quite interesting! What do you think about this?

    http://www.economist.com/debate/days/view/628
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    Pretty much... I'm trilingual and I notice differences in my thought patterns every time I switch...
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    Absolutely. Language is basically the oral manifestation of culture, and the vast amount of literature and idioms which are found in different culture means that language will greatly affect how you think.
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    (Original post by Glowy Amoeba)
    Pretty much... I'm trilingual and I notice differences in my thought patterns every time I switch...
    Exactly! I speak five languages and I notice this every time!
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    Absolutely. Language is basically the oral manifestation of culture, and the vast amount of literature and idioms which are found in different culture means that language will greatly affect how you think.
    Also some words exists only in a single language, and some have additional meanings when translated. The sound of the words themselves have their own impact.
 
 
 
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