Notes on learning languages


1. God divided non-creating speech ( human language ) at Babel. The verse specifically says “confound THEIR language..”

Genesis 11:7-9  Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.   And Jehovah scattered them thence over the face of the whole earth. And they left off building the city.   Therefore was its name called Babel; because Jehovah there confounded the language of the whole earth. And Jehovah scattered them thence over the face of the whole earth.

That means:

a. there is really no such thing as translation of human speech. What is divided / confounded stays divided and confounded. Specific boundaries were erected. True, human beings live in a common environment in similar bodies, ( not exactly the same bodies: your body won’t fit someone else. God matched your body to you. You did not “come into a generic condition and get a generic body”.) and experience the things in that environment in a similar way.

b. The universal speech among men is non-creating and that non-creating character forces the outlook they have on life. But that shared quality is not shared by identical beings or identical flesh. So trying to say things like “this language course is the more natural approach to learning languages because it is more in tune to how your brain works” is not true. There is no generic way that someone can ‘find’ or ‘tap into’ to teach something that works for everyone. It deson’t mean you are dumb because someone’s educational experiments don’t work on you.

c. What is being called translation is its own sub-speech. Particularly the pop tourist speak of the other language: it is nothing more than an emotional dart board masquerading as acumen into another set of person’s minds.

d. each group sees physical reality in a different way and that way is forced by the speech. The confounding was a one time creation of God that men have walked further into as a predetermined path with predetermined results rather than an ‘evolving’ of a single entity. I think it will turn out that the speech of each race physically changes each race and is responsible for physical distinctions over time. It will be the same for animals. A quick example of those in the past being aware of this would be the common case of beautiful women as witches that became the old hag explicitly because of the speech they spoke as witchcraft. The speech reacts differently for each type of environment because the speech is a living creature as well. It is only in lies about free will that speech suddenly becomes a non-living tool of man because the lie of free will mandates a simplified outlook on reality to see it as will-neutral to make it seem the lie of free will has a chance at being logically sound.

2. Men have been sequestered into certain things they can know via speech and other parts of non-creating speech cannot know that. You have to speak that part of speech to really understand what they see if you do not have the Word of God in you.

3. God as Word is Jesus Christ as Creating Speech / Logos is not human speech and was not confounded. God is outside human speech and does not communicate to men via human speech –despite the lies of free will based religion on that issue. In Christ, we have the mind of Christ and see reality as God sees it and have no need of learning how men see it at all. In order for God to use us to Speak Himself as the gospel in other tongues, He gives us gifts of knowing those tongues. But that is not to wander around in them to see things as if we were ignorant. Indeed, because we have the mind of Christ, we are not ignorantly entering into Arabic, for example, with the false impression that their own views on their own language at the present are correct or have always been what they are today. Islam is not the ‘most correct’ Arabic nor is the Quran the beginning of arabic as some sort of divine gift as they claim.

sidebar: Let’s review arabic for a moment:

From Hans Wehr’s english version Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic.

“A reform movement originating toward the end of the last century in Syria and Lebanon has reawakened and popularized the old conviction of educated Arabs that the ancient ‘arabiya of pre-Islamic times which became the classical form of the language in the early centuries of Islam is better and more correct than any later form.”

That was written in the 1950’s and first published in 1961. The reform movement would have stripped from the imans all power almost on a scale of Ataturk forbidding Arabic in Turkey and forcing a new language on the whole country expressly to take away the power from the Islamic clergy after WWI. The result of Ataturk’s efforts was to bring Turkey into the Twenty First century by getting away from Islam and having a secular government which did not need to take its leaders from a pool of persons raised under Islamic Iman tutors in arabic. The language of government was the language of the people. Subsequent to such a move by the language reformers in Syria and Lebanon, radical Islam exploded on the scene simultaneously with the lie that “real Arabic” is only in the Quran. Lebanon, a country once 98% Christian has been savagely overrun by Islamic extremists and Syria is now an extremists country as well. Protection of the language is the key to the success of Islam in its own eyes.

Back to language learning in general:

God Says the children of this generation are wiser with what they have than the sons of light:

Luke 16:8  And the lord praised the unrighteous steward because he had done prudently. For the sons of this world are, for their own generation, more prudent than the sons of light.

How does that effect language learning .. and other issues?

If you have ever heard of the Michel Thomas method, you will understand. Basically the method is to hold a conversational style classroom of several persons and you are listening in on the conversation. Words and concepts are slowly introduced ( as a tourist type pop translation ) and are discussed and mimicked by several members of the conversation, along with a native speaker who is the Big Authority and who says it perfectly and slowly. You are listening in: one member seems to be smart and quick and usually gets it right the first time. Another member is a bit cumbersome, answers the question at hand with the wrong answer, but in a way that is the correct answer and proper ( insert language of interest ) that would have been perfect for another question. Repeatedly. Or they forget the whole answer and give a correct half an answer. The reprimands are gentle and the wrongdoer quick to try again and get it right but is not necessarily rewarded with a emotional snack for so doing. It’s expected.  If the language is gendered ( male and feminine nouns, adjectives, etc.. like Spanish, Arabic, Russian,  ) then the correct sex says the pronunciation of the adjective or noun for their gender so you get the feel of actually “being there” in what is held forth as mere practice. There are obvious pauses after a question for you to think and say the answer before it can be answered or mis-answered by one of the participants. You are told this. Obvious mistakes are made, sometimes re-made that would make your eyes roll after a while as you wonder exactly how someone could keep making that same mistake over and over.

The essence of what is being done is that pride is being leveraged to learn something.Your pride.

A range of fake talent is being placed around you so that you will learn, at the least, the expected answer of ..any particular subject. And it works as an introductory, need-a-few-auditory-phrases-fast type experience for language. Look around you and see what you are learning and who has been placed where for what purpose in other things. That is a known method for teaching arminianism and ‘correct responses’ to bypass or ignore the obvious flaws in free will theology. A range of emotional styles as levels of savvy are evidenced around the intended population or individual, each doing some form of the lie of free will as a media event: blogs, websites, documentaries, etc. They doubt for you to appear dumb and embarrassed so that by the end of the episode you are fluent in free will lies as having ‘guessed’ the answers before the end. Evil is not without is peculiar greatness for its own purposes. And all things are pure to the pure. Michel Thomas was a holocaust survivor, psychologist, worked for the French Resistance and the OSS ( pre-cursor to the CIA ). He probably had no end of delight saying ‘gotcha!’ to his students and as they smiled sheepishly and were left with at least the basics of a new foreign language ..if they were ever told.

But Theodore John Kaczynski , aka The Unibomber was set up in exactly that manner in a psychological experiment by the CIA at Harvard for other purposes. He was asked to be part of an experiment and not told others were in on it. Good thing to know: if someone asks you to be part of a psychological experiment ..you already are. Watch your own pride. Pride is a sin, not a wise investment. Keep your garments white.

But if God through you uses the Michel Thomas method, or listens in ..good for God, He does as He pleases.

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A note to those who are constantly for the ‘Palestinians’ and Hamas. Hamas means ‘whisperer’ ..as in witchcraft. Perhaps in ‘Islamic Arabic’ it means something ..completely different.

Isaiah 8:16-20  Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
And I will wait for Jehovah, who hideth his face from the house of Jacob; and I will look for him. Behold, I and the children that Jehovah hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel, from Jehovah of hosts, who dwelleth in mount Zion.  And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto the necromancers and unto the soothsayers, who chirp and who mutter, say, Shall not a people seek unto their God? Will they go for the living unto the dead?   To the law and the testimony! If they speak not according to this word, for them there is no daybreak.

‘The Palestinians’ refer to themselves as Philistines. Those who are pro-Hamas and pro-Palestinians are plainly for Goliath against David and against the God who delivered Goliath into David’s hand. They can use the pride of women in order to make themselves look like an ideologically generic underdog who must then get sympathy from a certain etiquette free willers are taught is “godly”, but in reality there is no such thing before God as a generic anything or that etiquette being righteousness.

John 10:34-38  Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? If he called *them* gods to whom the word of God came (and the scripture cannot be broken), do ye say of him whom the Father has sanctified and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest, because I said, I am Son of God? If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not; but if I do, even if ye believe not me, believe the works, that ye may know and believe that the Father is in me and I in him.

In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen

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