To have another language is to possess a second soul.

Charlemagne.

There are some 7,000 languages spoken in the world, and they exhibit tremendous variance. Lera Boroditsky and her colleagues’ research have shown that language—from verb tenses to gender to metaphors—can shape the most fundamental dimensions of human cognition, including space, time, causality, and our relationships with others.

Can Language Influence Our Perception of Reality?

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moriarty:

absentions:

And if you’re still up at 4 a.m.,

you are in love or lonely,

and I don’t know which one is worse.

im reading gay fanfic tho

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