We Sometimes Forget What a Powerful Thing Language Can Be
What Do We Mean by Language?
For a long time, when we thought of language we thought of word-based communications between human beings. One of those things that separated us from the rest of the animal kingdom. Now, of course, we are learning that this was our ignorance showing itself. It seems almost daily that we learn of communication between critters of all kinds that go beyond just particular sounds.
The basic definition holds – a system of communication that may be verbal,